The AACE Obesity Resource Center (http://obesity.aace.com/) published the following:

Why Is Lifestyle Weight Management Important?

 http://exulthealthcare.com/rise-wellness

Improved metabolic control

  • Lower fasting blood glucose and prevent type 2 diabetes
  • Lower blood pressure and lipid profile
  • Reduce need for pharmacologic therapy for metabolic complications associated with obesity

 

Improved quality of life

  • Less musculoskeletal weight -bearing joint pain
  • Improved gastroesophageal reflux disease, obstructive sleep apnea, reactive airway disease

 

Increased life expectancy

  • Lower incidence of certain cancers

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