Cutting back on sugar may help decrease your likelihood of getting certain cancers, a recent study noted.
So 67% of Americans are overweight, 37% of those people are obese & diabetes as well as heart disease are both on the rise.
Despite the current health and wellness craze, more than 1 in 3 US adults are classified as either overweight or obese — that’s nearly three times more than 50 years ago (1).
Obesity is not merely a cosmetic problem, but a severe threat to health and longevity. That old saying, “The longer the belt, the shorter the life,” is entirely accurate.
While obesity rates among young children in the United States appeared to be on the decline a few years ago, a new analysis suggests that it's not time to celebrate just yet.
Hopes were dashed this week that the United States was finally making progress in the fight against childhood obesity.
Obesity is a chronic and life-threatening disease where a person has excessive body fat that leads to serious health complications.
The most widely used method for measuring a person’s health concerning their weight is the Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a measurement of an individual’s body fat based on their weight and height. BMI does not distinguish between muscle mass and body fat. Therefore, people with a lot of muscle tend to have a high BMI even though they are not overweight or obese.
BMI is calculated as follows:
BMI = weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703
It might not surprise you to hear that obesity rates are increasing around the world, but to see the actual numbers is astounding. And the fact that the United States is number one is hardly shocking, but you might not expect some of the countries that are close behind. In fact, a new report based on data through 2015 offers some statistics that remind us how very far we need to come to achieve healthier societies.
Comments by Health Impact News Editor
Childhood obesity is now a reason why the state could take away children from their parents. The rationale is that if a child is obese, it is the parents’ fault, because they failed to feed them properly. It is assumed that all childhood obesity is a result of diet.
However, most of us have probably seen first-hand just how different children are when it comes to food and putting on weight. Some children can eat junk food most of the time and never add weight, while some children can eat a healthy, organic diet and still add pounds.
Those who read my intimate and philosophical writings (www.supernoetics.com) will know that I give special emphasis to LOVE (vitamin L). Love is not just something to give and get but love is who or what we are.
The sense of togetherness and belonging, being valued and appreciated, is crucial to our wellbeing.
Put another way, loneliness is pathological. And that’s exactly what science shows.