CHEF LOW CAL CAN BE THE SOLUTION FOR OBESE AND DIABETICS

U.S. Obesity Statistics

- Over 80 million U.S. adults and about 13 million children and adolescents are obese.
- By 2030, half of all adults (115 million adults) in the United States will be obese.
- If trends continue, 100% of Americans will be overweight or obese by the year 2048.
- Since 1980, obesity rates for adults have doubled and rates for children have tripled.
- An estimated 114 million American adults were dieting in 2018.
- The average woman spends 31 years dieting.
- Up to 50 percent of women are on a diet at any given time, and up to 90 percent of teenagers diet regularly.
- In 2018, Americans spent an estimated $75 billion trying to lose weight.
- By 2021, obesity will cost the U.S. 23 percent of total healthcare costs - $406 billion annually.
- Spending on obesity-related causes will continue to rise by 13% to 16% each year.

U.S. Diabetes Statistics

- Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes.
- 87 million Americans have prediabetes.
- Diabetes and prediabetes cost America $373 billion per year.
- $1 in $3 Medicare dollars is spent caring for people with diabetes.
- $1 in $5 health care dollars is spent caring for people with diabetes.
- The diabetes population and the related costs are expected to at least double in the next 25 years.
- People with diagnosed diabetes incur average medical expenditures of about $16,500 per year, of which about $9,100 is attributed to diabetes.
- Today, 3,835 Americans will be diagnosed with diabetes. Today, diabetes will cause 200 Americans to undergo an amputation, 136 to enter end-stage kidney disease treatment and 1,795 to develop severe retinopathy that can lead to vision loss and blindness.