The garden state of New Jersey is seeing a continued rise in the rate of obesity – in 2017, about 25.6% of adults in New Jersey are in the obesity category which is 41st in the nation according to a report by Robert Wood Johnson foundation, a Washington DC based think tank focusing on public policy.

Weight loss options in New Jersey


New Jersey obesity rate


  • Adult obesity rate:25.6% in 2012-14 to 27% in 2018
  • National obesity rate: 39% of adults are considered obese in the US.
  • Obesity rank NJ:41st (NJ’s rank is slightly worse than that of CT and NY)
  • Fattest state:West Virginia
  • Leanest state:Colorado


New Jersey overweight rate


  • Overweight rate adults: about 36% of adults in NJ are considered overweight taking the total that are either overweight or obese to about 63%



Overweight is defined as a Body Mass Index(BMI) of over 25

Obesity is defined as a Body Mass Index of 30


BMI categories

The standard weight status categories associated with BMI ranges for adults are shown in the following table.


BMIWeight Status
Below 18.5Underweight
18.5 – 24.9Normal or Healthy Weight
25.0 – 29.9Overweight
30.0 and AboveObese


Health risks of obesity

Obesity increases the health risk of over 50 different medical conditions including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia and even mental illness.

Some health conditions whose risk increases with obesity:


  • type 2 diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease and strokes
  • certain types of cancer
  • sleep apnea
  • osteoarthritis
  • fatty liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • pregnancy problems, such as high blood sugar during pregnancy, high blood pressure, and increased risk for cesarean delivery (C-section)

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Cost of obesity

The health cost of obesity in the United States is as high as $147 billion annually, based on a new study from RTI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, persons who are obese spent $1,429 (42 percent) more for medical care in 2006 than did normal weight people.


Causes of obesity

Is insulin resistance the true cause of obesity?

Secret of losing weight revealed in a free ebook from W8MD


Weight loss options New Jersey

While there are over 20,000 books written on diets, there are only about 5 things that are proven for weight loss.

5 clinically proven measures to help in weight loss

„ a diet low in calories such as VLCD or LCD diet

„ increased physical activity with low calorie diet

„ behavior therapy to control urges and change behavior

„ prescription weight loss medications

„ weight-loss surgery when appropriate


Major cities and towns in NJ

External links: America’s health rankings NJ


How can W8MD weight loss, sleep and medspa centers help?

Under the supervision of trained and experienced bariatric medicine / weight loss physicians, W8MD’s insurance physician weight loss programs use evidence based, non-surgical measures to help people not only reach their weight loss goals but also a plan to keep the weight off. Learn more….


W8MD locations in and around New Jersey

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep and MedSpa in Cherry Hill NJ


New Jersey


  • New Jersey at Cherry Hill, NJ at 140 E. Evesham Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.


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Other W8MD centers close to New Jersey



* NE Philadelphia at 1718 Welsh Road, 2nd Floor, Ste C Philadelphia PA, 19115*Wayne (King Of Prussia) at 987 Old Eagle School Road, Building K, Ste 712, Wayne PA 19087


Call 215-676-2334 


New York

Brooklyn W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & MedSpa, Brooklyn, New York

2632 E 21st Street Ste L2 Brooklyn New York 11235.

Manhattan W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep and MedSpa in Manhattan (new location)

401 East 55th Street, New York, New York 10022


Call 718-946-5500

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List of towns and cities for losing in NJ using W8MD


  • Newark
  • Jersey City
  • Paterson
  • Elizabeth
  • Edison
  • Toms River
  • Clifton
  • Trenton
  • Brick Township
  • Atlantic City
  • Bayonne
  • Bergenfield
  • Brick Township
  • Bridgeton
  • Camden
  • Carteret
  • Cliffside Park
  • Clifton
  • Cranford
  • East Brunswick
  • East Orange
  • Edison
  • Elizabeth
  • Elmwood Park
  • Englewood
  • Ewing
  • Fair Lawn
  • Fort Lee
  • Garfield
  • Glassboro
  • Hackensack
  • Hillside
  • Hoboken
  • Irvington
  • Jersey City
  • Kearny
  • Lakewood
  • Linden
  • Livingston
  • Lodi
  • Long Branch
  • Lyndhurst
  • Maplewood
  • Millville
  • Newark
  • New Brunswick
  • North Bergen Township
  • North Brunswick Township
  • North Plainfield
  • Nutley
  • Old Bridge
  • Orange (City of Orange)
  • Palisades Park
  • Paramus
  • Parsippany-Troy Hills Township
  • Passaic
  • Paterson
  • Pennsauken
  • Perth Amboy
  • Plainfield
  • Pleasantville
  • Princeton
  • Rahway
  • Ridgewood
  • Roselle
  • Sayreville
  • Scotch Plains
  • Secaucus
  • Somerset
  • South Plainfield
  • Summit
  • Teaneck
  • Toms River
  • Trenton
  • Union
  • Union City
  • Vineland
  • Wayne
  • Westfield
  • West Milford
  • West New York
  • West Orange
  • Willingboro Township
  • Woodbridge W8MD’s insurance weight loss



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