LeanMD Looks to End the Obesity Epidemic One Person at a Time
Obesity is One of the Largest Drivers of Preventable Chronic Disease; LeanMD's 360 Degree Solution is Medically Supervised, Pharmaceutically Enhanced, and Features Advancements in Healthcare
By: LeanMD, Inc.
Obesity, defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30, is one of the largest drivers of preventable chronic disease. In fact, studies show a greater risk of diabetes, heart disease, depression and osteoarthritis for obese people. Specifically:
According to Dr. Mark Musco, co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officerof LeanMD, patients are still unaware of the health consequences of being overweight. "Being overweight correlates to lower life expectancy, decreased quality of life, negative health side effects, and much more," Dr. Musco said. "We try to communicate that obesity is not just about bathing suit season and what you look like in the mirror; it's about health."
That's why Dr. Musco and his partner, Board Certified Internal Medicine and Primary Care physician, Dr. Mike Temkin, started LeanMD. The doctors introduced LeanMD in their California practices where they educated patients on how to successfully lose weight and keep it off. Patients lost weight 4.5 times faster than other popular weight loss programs…and word quickly spread.
"Today, we are so confident in our weight loss program, that we want to provide physicians with the tools they need so that they can intervene and support their patients," Dr. Temkin added. "At LeanMD, we partner with health systems that desire to take a more accountable and active stance against the obesity epidemic. In fact, studies show 69% of patients expect their doctor to talk about weight and are apt to lose more weight when partnering with their doctor."
So why consult with a physician when tackling weight loss? According to LeanMD: