Obesity is a Progressive Disease

CDC says a third of Americans are obese. It’s a progressive disease and it’s hampering the person from childhood all the way to adulthood. It’s an accumulation of fat usually in the mid portion of the abdomen and inside the organs.

Dr. Jorge Rabaza, Chief of Surgery with South Miami Hospital, also says obesity can be genetic and costly. “A hundred and forty-seven billion dollars of the US healthcare dollar goes to treating obesity or obesity related diseases,” he affirms.

With a digital imaging, the doctor explains what the BMI (Body Mass Index) is.

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