Why do you need Medical Weight Loss Training For Physicians? Two-thirds of American adults are obese or overweight, and in the past year, obesity rates have continued to rise in 23 states, not decreasing in a single state. Eighty-five percent of Americans believe that obesity is an epidemic, according to a new poll conducted by Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Clearly, the strategy of focusing on personal responsibility alone is failing.
Poor nutrition and physical inactivity are increasing Americans’ risk for developing major diseases, including type-2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some forms of cancer. But while the obesity epidemic has garnered increased attention, a comparable increase in action has yet to occur.
More than $35 billion is spent annually on weight loss-related products and services, and the medically supervised weight loss industry is pegged at $7.8 Billion! This is not only a procedure your patients are requesting, many of them need it.
New Goals of Weight Loss
“The initial goal of weight loss therapy for overweight patients is to decrease body weight by about 10%. Moderate weight loss [of this magnitude] can significantly decrease the severity of obesity-associated risk factors.” ~ NIH/NHLBI
The IAPAM’s Weight Management Programs:
In support of educating physicians and patients alike on issues associated with being over-weight or obese, the IAPAM has developed the Clean Start Weight Loss Program. This program will cover everything related to medically-supervised weight loss, including: Very Low Caloric Diets (VLCD), Ketogenic Diets, utilizing pharmaceutical intervention (ie phentermine), and targeted fat elimination with the latest non-invasive devices. Once you’ve completed the program, you will be ready to start treating the 68.8% of the population who are either over-weight or obese.