The Facts



The Facts

67% of the US adult population is overweight or obese1

53+ diseases are linked directly to obesity2

$2,485 is the annual medical cost for an obese woman3

39 Million work days are lost annually due to obesity4

3x rise in obesity rates has occurred5

300,000 deaths per year are caused by overweight and obesity6

1National Center for Health Statistics.

2National Business Group on Health.

3Centers for Disease Control.

4Obesity Research, Current Estimates of the Economic Cost of Obesity in the United States, Obesity Research, 1998.

5Obesity Research.

6Journal of the American Medical Association.

* Based on a stratified sample of 349 patients over a six-year period. Patients must have remained on the program for a minimum of 28 days and be monitored with at least two physician visits within first 31 days to be included in the study. A variety of nutritional meal replacements were used. 99% of the patients that followed the CMWL program, including a low calorie diet and individual counseling with CMWL physicians, from one month up to a year, weighed less at their last weigh-in than their starting weight.


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