Recent Study on US Obesity Epidemic is Alarming A recent 2015 JAMA Internal Medicine study the results of which as reported in a research letter, found that nearly 75 percent of men and 67 percent of women are overweight or obese.
ALPHARETTA, Georgia - March 14, 2017- As the body contouring and weight loss center ThinU opens its doors in Alpharetta, a 2015 JAMA Internal Medicine online study indicates that Americans are still struggling with obesity and that this problem is increasing. The fact as reported by the study, that nearly 75 percent of men and 67 percent of women are overweight or obese is alarming in that it represents a significant increase over the past 20 years; a similar study using data from 1988-1994 estimated that 63 percent of men and 55 percent of women were overweight or obese at that time.
This increase comes at a time when driven by higher health care costs, some employers are starting to take more interest in the health and physical condition of their employees and are initiating programs to try to reduce the prevalence of obesity in their workforce.
ThinU President Barry Lucas believes that it is important to recognize the magnitude and severity of the problem and to be aware of how obesity damages health. He also believes it is important that people that are struggling with weight be aware of the options and technologies that are available to help them achieve their weight loss goals. He founded ThinU specifically to help people with their weight loss efforts by bringing key technologies such as LED Lipolysis, 3D Body Scanning, Metabolic Testing and Vibration Therapy more into the main stream and use them in conjunction with sound diet and nutritional support to help people achieve their weight loss goals. He further stated that with the technology available today “there is no reason to continue to follow starvation diets which set people up for failure in the long term”. He believes that starvation diets are not effective and the person following such diets often end up gaining all the lost weight back again because starvation diets slow the metabolism and put the body in a starvation mode, a cycle referred to as “yoyo dieting”. “At ThinU, we are here to give people alternatives to starvation diets and help them achieve their goals, and knowing their metabolic rate is crucial for success and is a service we offer our clients” says Lucas. ThinU is Open Monday through Friday from 10am to 8pm and Saturday from 9am to 7pm and is located at 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 4, Alpharetta and on the web at www.mythinu.com and can be reached at 678-996-1313.