In an article published by Taylor & Francis Online, in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health, data from 2011-2015 revealed that the actual causes of death in Alaska were estimated to be: overweight/physical inactivity (20% of all deaths, 26% of Alaska Native deaths), smoking (18%/18%), alcohol consumption (9%/13%), firearms (4%/4%), and drug use (3%/3%). This updated methodology reveals that overweight/physical inactivity was the leading cause of death in Alaska, followed closely by smoking. Just three preventable causes made up almost 60% of all deaths, and almost 70% of deaths among Alaska Native people.

This sobering data is a testament to just how critical it is to maintain a healthy body weight and diet. We, at Anchorage Bariatrics, know that the struggle is real and we are here to help if you have obesity. Please contact us at 907-644-THIN or fill out the form below so we can begin the process of getting you to a healthy lifestyle today!

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