in the U.S.
ach year, 350,000 Americans die from obesity-related illnesses.
a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 58 Million
adults are overweight; 40 Million are obese, and 3 Million are morbidly Obese.
Eight out of 10 over the age of 25 are overweight.
Type II diabetes in adults ages 30-40 yrs has increased 76% since 1990.
Morbid obesity is increasing the fastest. According to a 2003 study in the
Archives of Internal
Medicine, in 1986 about one in 10 people were obese; by 2000,
one in five were obese.
Since the mid-seventies, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased sharply for both adults and children. Data from two NHANES* surveys show that among adults aged 20–74 years the prevalence of obesity increased from 15.0% (in the 1976–1980 survey) to 32.9% (in the 2003–2004 survey).
These increasing rates raise concern
because of their implications for Americans’ health. Being overweight or
obese increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions, including
- Cancer (endometrial, breast, and
- Coronary heart disease
- Dyslipidemia (for example, high
total cholesterol or high levels of triglycerides)
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea and respiratory
When your body is storing large amounts of excess body
fat, most often it’s because it’s lacking several nutrients
essential for many biological functions.
Sixty-five percent of the U.S. adult population is currently overweight,
with 30 percent of those people classified as obese.
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The High Cost of Body
According to a study in
the average annual cost of treating an obese person is $1,244 more than the
cost of treating a healthy-weighing person. Obesity also
leads to more lost work
time . The typical
American company with 1,000 employees pays a total of $277,000 per year for
the medical expenditures and absenteeism caused by obesity.
* - National Heath and
Nutrition Examination Survey