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Body Mass Index is used to indicate health risks and likelihood of disease development

If in the OVERWEIGHT or OBESE categories, your elevated risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes is:


WOMEN:
Overweight Women (BMI 25 - 29.9) the chances are 390% higher
Obese Women: (BMI over 30) the chances are 1240% higher

MEN:
Overweight Men: (BMI 25-29.9) the chances are 240% higher
Obese Men: (BMI over 30) the chances are 670% higher


An Increasing BMI also heightens risk of developing other serious health problems:
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Dyslipidemia (high cholesterol and/or triglycerides)
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Cardiovascular Disease
Depression

Obese Class III Patients lose between 6.5 and 13.7 years of life depending on BMI

  Tempest is just one of several success stories in our office: