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Obesity is a growing concern in the United States, and New York is no exception. The state has one of the highest rates of obesity in the country, with over 25% of adults considered obese. Obesity is a serious health issue that can lead to a variety of medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Fortunately, there are effective solutions available, and W8MD is a center that can help.

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Obesity in New York

According to a 2021 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York has an obesity rate of 27.6%. This means that over a quarter of adults in the state have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, which is considered obese. This is a significant increase from just a few decades ago, when the obesity rate in the state was less than 10%.

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The prevalence of obesity in New York is highest among certain groups, including:

  • Non-Hispanic Black adults (37.7%)
  • Hispanic adults (32.2%)
  • Adults with less than a high school education (32.7%)
  • Adults living below the poverty level (34.9%)

The impact of obesity on health

Obesity can have a significant impact on a person's health. It is a major risk factor for a variety of medical conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea
  • Certain types of cancer

In addition to these health risks, obesity can also impact a person's quality of life. It can make it difficult to perform everyday activities, lead to social isolation, and contribute to mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

How W8MD can help

  • W8MD is a medical weight loss and wellness center that can help individuals achieve a healthy weight and improve their overall health. The center offers a variety of services, including:
  • Comprehensive medical weight loss programs: W8MD's weight loss programs are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient. They are designed to promote safe and sustainable weight loss, with a focus on improving overall health.
  • Nutritional counseling: W8MD provides expert guidance on nutrition and healthy eating habits. Patients learn how to make healthy food choices, control portion sizes, and develop a healthy relationship with food.
  • Behavioral counseling: W8MD's behavioral counseling programs help patients identify and address the underlying psychological factors that contribute to overeating and obesity. This can include stress, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.
  • FDA-approved weight loss medications: W8MD offers a range of FDA-approved weight loss medications to help patients achieve their weight loss goals. These medications are prescribed by a qualified medical professional and are monitored closely to ensure safety and effectiveness.
  • Sleep disorder treatment: W8MD specializes in the treatment of sleep disorders that can contribute to obesity and other health issues. The center offers sleep apnea treatment, as well as guidance on improving sleep hygiene and developing healthy sleep habits.
  • Vitamin B12 injections: W8MD offers vitamin B12 injections, which can help improve energy levels, boost metabolism, and aid in weight loss.
  • W8MD's comprehensive approach to weight loss and wellness is designed to help patients achieve long-term success in their weight loss journey. The center's medical professionals are highly qualified and experienced, and work closely with patients to create customized treatment plans that address their unique needs and goals.

In person and tele-visits

W8MD offers both in person visits in our New York City office as well as tele visits. Call (718) 946 5500 to learn more.


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W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa Centers

W8MD Weight Loss, Sleep & Medspa Centers is a network of medical centers located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding areas that provide comprehensive care for weight loss, sleep disorders, and aesthetic treatments.

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  1. Brooklyn, NY: NYC medical weight loss, sleep and medspa: 2632 E 21st St., Suite L2, Brooklyn, NY 11235 Contact: (718)946-5500