By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer Go back 40 years. In 1980, 15% of the U.S. population was obese (see Obesity – United States, 1988—2008). In 2000, it was 30% of the population. For a long time, the likes of Weight Watchers and amphetamine “diet pills” were the management options available to people who wanted to lose weight. As of 2018, 42% (105 million) of U.S. adults and 19% (14.4 million) of children and adolescents struggle with obesity (see Adult Obesity Facts and Overweight & Obesity Statistics). A surprising number in a country so obsessed with appearance (or maybe because of it). The health care statistics related…
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