More Obesity News from The Lancet

August 30, 2011
92 Views

This is via Kevin Outterson at The Incidental Economist.

What does it take to lose weight?

This is via Kevin Outterson at The Incidental Economist.

What does it take to lose weight?

Experts have underestimated how significant calorie reductions need to be in order to lose sustained weight. The new models call for daily caloric reductions in range of 30 – 40% for very significant weight loss (i.e., a 220 pound sedentary man reducing his 3000 calorie/day diet down to 1800 per day, in order to lose 44 pounds in 6 months).

What difference would it make?

Obesity-related health costs in the US will reach $28 billion in 2020. This sounds like a lot until you compare it to US national health expenditures in 2020:

You may be interested

Why Universal Healthcare is the Key to a Healthier and More Productive Society
Health care
349 views
Health care
349 views

Why Universal Healthcare is the Key to a Healthier and More Productive Society

Helen Heather - August 23, 2017

The United States remains the only country in the world without a universal healthcare system. Many critics have stated that…

Care On The Road: How Telemedicine Can Reach Truck Drivers
Mobile Health
24 views
Mobile Health
24 views

Care On The Road: How Telemedicine Can Reach Truck Drivers

Larry Alton - August 21, 2017

Telemedicine is considered a powerful tool for individuals living in rural areas, far from adequate services or in need of…

Where Is The Balance? Pushing Back Against Consumer Health Tech
eHealth
12 views
eHealth
12 views

Where Is The Balance? Pushing Back Against Consumer Health Tech

Larry Alton - August 18, 2017

When Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz glibly remarked that Americans struggling to afford insurance should choose between that and their smartphones,…