NYCThe borough of Brooklyn is probably the sweetest borough in New York City as it has a sign as you enter it that says “Brooklyn, how sweet it is”. Sweetness aside, how big is the problem of obesity in the biggest borough of New York City?

In Brooklyn, about 58.6 percent in are overweight. 

More than 62 percent of residents of Bronx.

as opposed to 57.7 percent on Staten Island and 57.6 percent in Queens.

Manhattan has an overweight rate of over 42 percent.

In the state of New York, the obesity rate is about 62%.

Losing weight

Obesity increases the health risk of over 50 different health problems.

Overweight and obesity cause or increase the risk of the followng:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Several forms of cancer
  • Asthma
  • Osteoarthritis

Prescription weight loss Brooklyn NY

The list of FDA approved weight loss diet weight loss medications

  • Obesity Prevalence in New York State

    • Overweight rate increased from 42% in 1997 to 61.2% in 2017.
    • The obesity increased from 16% in 1997 to 25.7% in 2017.
    • Obesity among children and adolescents has tripled over the past three decades.
    • About one third of New York’s children are obese or overweight.
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Weight loss

Weight Loss Drugs Approved by FDA

  • Phentermineand Topiramate. Brand name: Qsymia.
  • Lorcaserin Hydrochloride. Brand name: Belviq.
  • Contrave or  Naltrexone or Hydrochloride and Bupropion Hydrochloride.
  • Liraglutide. Brand name:Saxenda.
  • Phendiemetrazine (Brand name:Bontril)
  • Diethylpropion (Tenuate)
  • Combination of various weight loss measures
  • Learn more…

Areas and neighborhoods in Brooklyn New York to lose weight


  • Crown-Heights
  • Weeksville
  • Flatbush
  • Beverley-Squares
  • Ditmas-Park
  • East-Flatbush
  • Farragut
  • Remsen-Village
  • Fiske-Terrace
  • Pigtown
  • Wingate
  • Fishhook
  • Prospect-Park-area
  • Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens
  • Prospect-Park-South
  • Windsor-Terrace
  • Kensington
  • Ocean-Parkway
  • Parkville
  • Midwood


  • Brownsville
  • Canarsie
  • East-New-York
  • City-Line
  • Cypress-Hills
  • New-Lots
  • Spring-Creek
  • Starrett-City
  • Highland-Pa
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  • Bedford–Stuyvesant
  • Bedford
  • Ocean-Hill
  • Stuyvesant-Heights
  • Bushwick
  • Wyckoff-Heights
  • East-Williamsburg
  • Greenpoint
  • Little-Poland
  • Williamsburg


  • Brooklyn-Heights
  • Brooklyn-Navy-Yard
  • Admiral’s-Row
  • Cadman-Plaza
  • Clinton-Hill
  • Downtown-Brooklyn
  • Bridge-Plaza/RAMBO
  • Fulton-Ferry
  • Fort-Greene
  • Prospect-Heights
  • Pacific-Park/Atlantic-Yards
  • Vinegar-Hill


  • Boerum-Hill
  • Carroll-Gardens
  • Columbia-Street-Waterfront-District
  • Cobble-Hill
  • Gowanus
  • Park-Slope
  • South-Park-Slope
  • Greenwood-Heights
  • Red-Hook


  • Barren-Island
  • Bergen-Beach-and-Georgetown
  • Coney-Island
  • Brighton-Beach
  • West-Brighton
  • Manhattan-Beach
  • Sea-Gate
  • Sheepshead-Bay-and-Madison
  • Homecrest
  • Flatlands
  • Gerritsen-Beach
  • Gravesend
  • White-Sands
  • Marine-Park
  • Mill-Basin
  • Plumb-Beach

FAQs:Weight loss in Brooklyn

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