Metabolic Health Treatment in Clarkston
The recent COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic has revealed a few unsettling things about the overall health of the US as a nation. It’s nothing new to say that the United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. We’ve almost become immune to that knowledge. To snap us out of it, let’s turn it around and see it from another lens: According to Dr. Mark Hyman, Science Daily, the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and several other reliable sources, only about 12% of Americans are actually metabolically healthy.
Now, apply the math: That means out of a population of almost 330 million people (census.gov), approximately 291 million of them are on a dangerous path when it comes to their health: They have large waists, and high blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. Terrifying, right?
What does that have to do with coronavirus? EVERYTHING.
Today, doctors and scientists have uncovered a pretty sad link between many COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths: “They are overweight or obese and already suffer from a chronic disease” (Hyman & Mozaffarian).
Even worse, a staggering 94% of deaths from COVID-19 were already dealing with an underlying, age-related chronic disease. The saddest piece to this number is that most of those underlying issues were directly caused or a consequence of excess-fat (Hyman & Mozaffarian). They were preventable and reversible.
So, why aren’t we talking about it?
It’s time for us to start being honest. We need to wrap our heads around this very uncomfortable fact: Obesity is an underlying issue. It also might be one of the most important predictors of coronavirus illness.
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