CDC: Nearly 40% of US adults are now obese
Nearly 40% of adults in the United States are now obese, raising concerns that the ever-expanding obesity epidemic will lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs.
The USPSTF recommends that clinicians refer adults with a body mass index of 30 or higher to intensive, multicompetent behavioral interventions.
Weight loss in obese individuals may lead to reduced pain, affect, and somatic symptoms associated with chronic pain.
Severe obesity may decline in children enrolled in specialized diet programs.