Diabetes is a common illness in the United States, with more than 37 million adults diagnosed with or living with undiagnosed symptoms. Currently, diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the nation. Research shows a strong connection between body weight and diabetes but losing weight (between 5 and 7% of your body weight) can reduce one type 2 diabetes risk by as much as 58%!
Maintaining a healthy weight is easier said than done. Unfortunately, you cannot take a magic diet pill and instantly slim down your physique overnight.
Approximately 70 percent of Americans experience obesity or overweight. Healthy weight management is crucial for preventing leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.