Are only 1 in 8 adults healthy?

June 23, 2019

Are only 1 in 8 adults considered healthy? According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2016, less than 12.2% of the US population is now considered metabolically healthy. This should give everyone pause.

We spend a ton of money on healthcare, yet the population seems to be getting sicker. Our entire healthcare system is incentivized to treat disease.

Maybe the problem is not the care of the patient after they are sick. Maybe the solution is to keep them from getting sick in the first place.

“Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009-2016,” was published online Nov. 28 in the journal Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders.