Fattest Cities Poised for Future Healthcare Crisis

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The recent release of America's Top 10 Fattest Cities is an omen of future health issues and increased healthcare costs. Research has shown that being and staying overweight brings increased lifetime medical expenses to the individual as well as Medicare and Medicaid. SlimShots announced today it is helping cut down on the high cost of fat.

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SlimShots is a single dose liquid appetite suppressant that has been clinically shown to help users eat up to 30% all day. For about a dollar a day, a person eating 2000 calories a day can potentially reduce that to 1400 calories with this aid, so the cost and lack of willpower arguments are really non-issues with products like SlimShots.

Achieving a Top 10 position is usually an accomplishment. In this case, it is a dubious honor. The recent release of America's Top 10 Fattest Cities is an omen of future health issues and increased healthcare costs. Science has shown that weight plays a significant role in the development of type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and heart disease. Research has also shown that being and staying overweight brings increased lifetime medical expenses to the individual, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.

In the study, The Lifetime Medical Cost Burden of Overweight and Obesity: Implications for Obesity Prevention, the obese group had substantially higher healthcare costs than people of healthy weight. Published in Obesity, the study found lifetime medical expenses for adults in their mid-twenties, 30 pounds or more overweight, was $5,000 to $20,000 higher than healthy-weight peers. For those defined as extremely obese, 70 pounds or more overweight, lifetime medical expenses are $15,000 to $29,000 more.

Despite the growing body of evidence that excess weight is a contributing factor in ill health, people continue to resist losing and maintaining their weight. According to the executive vice president of the dietary supplement SlimShots, Ron Boger, resistance stems from one of two beliefs; that changing one's eating and exercise habits requires more willpower than possessed or that weight management tools are too expensive to use.

"Today, there are effective dietary supplements that help suppress the appetite so you can reduce calories," said Boger. He explained, "SlimShots is a single dose liquid appetite suppressant that has been clinically shown to help users eat up to 30% all day. For about a dollar a day, a person eating 2000 calories a day can potentially reduce that to 1400 calories with this aid, so the cost and lack of willpower arguments are really non-issues with products like SlimShots."

For more information on SlimShots or to review clinical trials, visit http://www.slimshots.com.

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