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New Study Shows Americans Struggle to Lose Weight Due to Lack of Support and “Wellness Confusion”

Posted: 4:04 AM, Jan 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-24 04:05:23-05

Today, there is a disparity between a nation that is more aware than ever of healthy eating, yet still fighting the weight-loss battle. And despite the awareness and surge in wearables, gym memberships and juice cleanses, research shows that millions are still struggling with weight at unprecedented levels — as 38% of the U.S. adult population now considered obese [1] . What is causing this disparity between more awareness and less action toward building healthier habits? Renowned physician Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, will talk about the current state of weight loss in the U.S., and why science still matters in Americans’ journey to achieve better health.