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Obesity Among American Adults Hits All-Time High

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It’s official: 1 in 4 Americans are obese. The National Health Center for Statistics’ latest findings, published in early October, show nearly 40% of all adults and 19% of young people are clinically obese. This is the highest obesity rate the US has ever seen, and the study’s lead author Dr. Craig Hales, medical epidemiologist […]

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40% of Cancers Associated with Obesity

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Health officials have announced a link between obesity and 40% of cancers diagnosed here in the United States. This new report, Vital Signs, hails from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and highlights a direct connection between obesity and cancer. Authors of the study believe that these cancers could be avoided if people […]

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Obesity Causes Serious Structural Damage to the Heart

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More and more Americans are succumbing to obesity, as the number of people diagnosed as clinically obese across the globe recently hit 2 BILLION. This escalating issue caused leading researchers to label the problem a “growing and disturbing global health crisis.” The severity of obesity isn’t merely an aesthetic problem: additional weight in excess leads […]

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More Than 2 Billion People Worldwide Now Obese

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More than 2 billion adults and children across the globe are obese, and an increasing number are suffering additional diseases as a result, reports a new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The paper analysed the obesity pandemic across 195 countries based on data taken from the Global Burden of Disease study […]

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Having Belly Fat Despite Having Normal BMI Still Increases Risk of Death

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Researchers at Loughborough University have discovered that people with a normal BMI carrying extra weight around the middle are more likely to die from any cause, compared to those who are overweight yet carry their excess somewhere else. BMI stands for body mass index. It’s a number which takes into account a person’s height and […]

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Children Consume Half of Their Recommended Daily Sugar Intake At Breakfast

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Childhood obesity is a growing cause for concern, especially in the United States, where 1 in 3 children is overweight. Over in England the same problem is occurring. A recent study of national survey data conducted by Public Health England, shows that children are consuming half of the maximum recommended amount of sugar at breakfast. […]

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America’s Obesity Is A National Security Issue

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For many young Americans a career in the military is their only dream for the future. But due to a rise in obesity that path is being denied to many according to the 2016 Citizen Readiness Index, a report published by youth development nonprofit Council for a Strong America, based in Washington, D.C. The report, […]

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Blood Glucose Health Deteriorating In Obese American Adults

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Obese Americans are steadily lowering their cholesterol and blood pressure levels. While this progress signifies a positive change in health attitudes, there’s still a large percentage of that demographic whose blood glucose levels are getting worse, says a new study. This in turn elevates their risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Researchers analysed […]

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Obesity is on the rise: more people now overweight than underweight in the world

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A new study from The Lancet reveals that obesity worldwide has risen from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014. Researchers analysed data from 1,698 population-based studies and surveys, with statistics taken from 19 million men and women ages 18 and above. That number represents 99% of the world’s population, giving us a […]

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