Weight Management

Since the mid-seventies, the prevalence of being overweight or obese has increased sharply for both adults and children. Data from two NHANES surveys show that among adults aged 20–74 years obesity increased from 15.0% (in the 1976–1980 survey) to 32.9% (in the 2003–2004 survey).

The two surveys also show increases in being overweight among children and teens. For children aged 2–5 years, the prevalence of overweight kids increased from 5.0% to 13.9%; for those aged 6–11 years, numbers increased from 6.5% to 18.8%; and for those aged 12–19 years, the rise was from 5.0% to 17.4%.

These alarming trends raise concern because of their implications for Americans’ future health. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions, including the following:
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Osteoarthritis (a degeneration of cartilage and its underlying bone within a joint)
  • Dyslipidemia (for example, high total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Some cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon)
Although one of the national health objectives for the year 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among adults to less than 15%, current data indicate that the situation is worsening rather than improving.


The Center for Medical Weight Loss

Dr. Krutzik is a member of a nationwide network of bariatric physicians who offer comprehensive weight loss programs. Whether you need to lose just 10 or over 100 pounds, Dr. Krutzik would love to help you reach your goals.

This program is for anyone interested in losing weight. You do not have to be an existing patient of the practice.

The program is medically assisted and is therefore appropriate for patients with various medical problems.

For more information, visit The Center For Medical Weight Loss. Or, call 760-344-6355 to schedule your initial consultation for just $19.00. We look forward to helping you with your weight loss needs.

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Hormones and Obesity (English/Spanish)
Aim for a Healthy Weight
Obesity and Kids
Obesity in America
Tips to Weight Loss Success

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