Weight Loss Basics

Obesity Epidemic

Obesity is a chronic disease affecting approximately one in four Americans. It is one of the top two leading causes of preventable death and disease in our country—second only to smoking. Obesity is strongly related to metabolic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis, respiratory problems, depression and many other conditions. Health-related problems negatively impact quality of life and, often, lifespan.

Approximately 10-15 million Americans are morbidly obese. Morbid obesity is defined by sufficient severity that dramatically increases the risk of associated diseases, disabilities and premature death.


Causes of obesity are complicated, and are the result of a mixture of genetic, physiologic, behavioral/habit and cultural influences.


Memorial Weight Loss & Wellness Center offers a range of services geared toward wellness and healthy living. Services include both surgical and non-surgical weight loss solutions, and include behavioral and nutritional supports to treat every aspect of obesity.