We spend the most on health care, but don’t live the longest… obesity is why!

Atlantic Monthly. OECD: U.S. Outspends Average Developed Country 141% in Health Care APR 12 2011

We’ve known for some time that Americans don’t live as long as people in many other industrialized countries.  A new study suggests that obesity is a big cause of this disparity.  All the money spent on diabetes, blood pressure, and heart disease CAN’T undo the problems casued by eating processed foods (high in sugar/salt/fat) and physical inactivity.

My health issues (high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, sleep apnea) were part of my motivation to lose weight.  I hope to live longer and better!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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