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|Our nation is becoming obese at an astonishing rate. In 1991, the CDC noted that 4 states had adult obesity rates of 15% or more. By 2009, only Colorado and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%! The accompanying comorbidities, which include diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and sleep apnea, are increasing health care utilization and cost approximately 50%. As a physician, you can play an important role in helping your patient manage this lifestyle-related health problem. The resources on this Website will put you in good stead to carry out this important role.
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