Obesity is a growing issue, affecting every race, gender, economic class, and age groups. According to stateofobesity.org, 32.5% of Missouri’s adult population is obese.
Obesity has detrimental effects on the United State’s population including rising costs in health care, an increase in diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and an overall decrease in health. In this interview, Dr. Robert Grant discusses why obesity is a growing issue and how one can improve their health through diet and exercise. Dr. Grant is a Cardiologist in St. Joseph Missouri, who throughout his time as a health care provider dedicates his time to helping patients improve their overall health, through advocating changes in diet and exercise for his patients.