Weight Loss Information
Obesity is a world wide problem and is increasing with the same pace as
everybody is moving to the modernization. Today’s life style and busy
schedules also contributes a lot to this problem. Now people are moving to
money neglecting their general health issues and proper diet.
Obesity is usually described as a weight 20 percent greater than the
person’s desirable weight. Nearly 30 percent of American adults are
overweight and another 30 percent are obese, according to University of
In 2002 The American Heart Association reported that more than 10
percent of US children ages 2 to 5 are overweight. The obesity problem among
children has increased with school-age children as well. Four million
children ages 6to 11 and 5.3 million in age group 12 to 19 have increased by
75 percent from 1991.
Food habits adopted in childhood can be hard
to change. As a result hypertension and high cholesterol leading to heart
disease, strokes, and diabetes are going to become the nations top health
problem with people of all ages within 10to 30 years.
obese pregnant women show they are 50% more likely to die during pregnancy
than those of normal weight. Complications such as miscarriage, gestational
diabetes, hypertension, pre-term labor, and stillbirth are also more common.
Preliminary evidence shows that babies are also adversely affected, and are
more likely to be obese themselves in later life.
Studies show that
people who frequent fast food outlets twice a week or more gained 36 pounds
over the course of 15 years compared to 26 pounds for those that frequented
them once a week or less.
The new diet guidelines set by the Health
and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is basically a
balanced diet and good old fashioned exercise. They stress more fruits,
vegetables, whole grains and limit fats, sugar, alcohol, and salt.
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