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Obesity in New York

The empire state of New York is known for it’s rich resources, high rise buildings in the city of New York, Niagara Falls to the North West, State of Liberty, beautiful beaches in Long Island, the Montauk Lighthouse, and the ritzy Hamptons. It also has it’s share of the epidemic of obesity.

Obesity statistics New York

Nationwide, obesity and overweight status is the second leading cause of preventable cause of death just behind smoking. What is also shocking is that while smoking has been on the decline, obesity and overweight status has been increasing in the state of New York as well as across the United States and the world over.

Obesity and overweight statistics in New York

  • Adult overweight status rose from 42% in 1997 to 61.2% in 2017.
  • The obesity among adults rose from 16% in 1997 to 25.7% in 2017.
  • Obesity among children and adolescents has tripled over the past 30 years.
  • About a third of New York’s children are obese or overweight.
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How to lose weight in New York

BMI - body mass index chart

Start with knowing your BMI

BMI Weight Status
Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal or Healthy Weight
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese

Prescription weight loss options

What prescription weight loss options are available to lose weight in New York?

If you are looking to take the help of an FDA approved prescription weight loss medication, there are about 9 options.

  • List of prescription 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…

Cities for losing weight in New York

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Top cities in New York to lose weight with their population

New York City 8,601,186

Buffalo 252,555

Rochester 206,318

Yonkers 202,127

Syracuse 141,353

Albany 97,640

New Rochelle 79,518

Mount Vernon 68,212

Schenectady 63,536

Utica 59,608

White Plains 58,220

Hempstead 55,486

Troy 49,189

Niagara Falls 47,864

Binghamton 44,514

Freeport 43,294

Valley Stream 37,553

Long Beach 33,750

Spring Valley 32,555

Rome 32,121

Ithaca 30,939

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