Obesity is one of the major preventable diseases prevalent worldwide which draws in clinical attention. Being overweight is often the main cause of several grave health problems like heart strokes, mental illnesses, hypertension and various other heart problems. According to a 2017 article in Medical News Today, the rate of obesity has greatly increased in United States and continues to grow, steadily. In the same article, the statistics shows that the about 36 percent of American Adults are obese with men at 35 percent and women exceeding them at 40 percent. In accordance to another data source, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the year 2015 to 2016 about 39.8 percent of American Adults are suffered from obesity and the problem sees no fall. This weight gain problem has led to the emergence of many diet programs and intense workout regimens and unsurprising many people battling with it and its consequences are always fascinated by these tricks and tips. For the longest time, pharmacotherapy is used to treat many diseases including obesity. One such drug-based cure to obesity, a sight for sore eyes for obese people, is the Phentermine course.
The graphical representation below is an illustrative adaption of work done in Treatment of Obesity: Pharmacotherapy Trends in the United States from 1999 to 2010 journal by Xia Ying et al. in 2015, Showing an escalating trend of anti-obesity drug demand.
(changes to be made in the chart above)
- Can there be just one bar instead of 3 separate ones? Showing an avg of all?
- Remove the key entirely if pointer 1 applicable
- A new bar or line graph to show the rise.