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If you are overweight, you are at risk for having diabetes, stroke, heart disease, breast cancer, arthritis, hypertension, gallstones, and more.
As of the year 1997, 46% of money spent on food was spent on eating out. In 1957, a fast food burger weighed an ounce; in 1997 six ounces. Now a normal fast food burger weighs half of a pound!
People spend about 30 billion dollars a year on weight loss items and service.
A child that has one overweight parent has a 40% chance of being obese. But this doubles to 80% if both parents are overweight.
For every little pound of muscle you build, you burn an extra 35 to 50 calories in a day. Women who engage in resistance training keep an elevated metabolism for up to 2 hours after their workout.
Obesity can cause disablement, body pain, and can affect normal daily activities.Your life could be cut short by obesity. Obesity is the 2nd cause of preventable deaths of people in the U.S.A. In the United States there are approximately nine million adults who are severely obese, sixty million adults who are obese, and one hundred twenty seven million adults who are overweight. American women eat at least 1,732 calories per day. Men eat at least 2,478 calories per day. More than 60% of 20 year old Americans are obese. 11% of American children are obese. And 50% of women in America are obese.
In 1999, The A.O.A. ( American Obesity Association) retained the Lewin group to do a new study of the direct heath care costs of obesity. In the last four decades of obesity research progress has been made in identifying causes and treatments. Research has provided a greater understanding of obesity. Seventy-five billion dollars were spent on obesity in medical costs in 2003.
There are many ways to fight obesity. There are many more treatments that help you lose weight and keep it off. Some of those are therapy,physical activity,behavior therapy, drug therapy,surgery, and more.
|Obesity - a disease that can lower your life span.|
|Signs of Obesity|