The above slide show provided by the CDC shows a dramatic increase in obesity rates in The United States. 36 states now exceed a median obesity of 25 percent in 2010, where no state had an obesity rate this high 25 years ago. These statistics cause alarm, given obesity’s link to several deadly diseases including heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Knowledge about how our bodies process nutrients and sense satisfaction from the foods we eat represents a potent weapon to fight obesity, which is why 92nd Street Y is proud to host Karen Miller-Kovach, MBA, MS, RD, the Chief Scientist at Weight Watchers International on November 8. Miller-Kovach, who spent 14 years at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as the organization’s director of nutrition services, will discuss the latest research in obesity and weight loss.
More information and tickets to The Science Of Successful Weight Loss with Karen Miller-Kovach, are available here.