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American Obesity Rate Continues to Climb — Is Surgery the Answer?

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  • According to the latest statistics, 30.4 percent of American adults aged 20 and older were obese in 2015, up by half a percent from the year before, and 9.5 percent of Americans aged 18 and over have type 2 diabetes
  • The solution for obesity and diabetes is a high-fat, low-net carb diet, yet this truth is largely ignored. Instead, diabetes specialists are now calling for gastric surgery to become a standard treatment for obese diabetics
  • The latest weight loss fad getting ready to hit the U.S. market by the end of this year involves an inflatable balloon system, which has been shown to help people lose up to 7 percent of their body weight

By Dr. Mercola

According to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based on the largest health survey in the U.S., more Americans are obese and diabetic than ever before.  


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