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What percent of america is obese at end of 2012?

What percent of america is obese at end of 2012?

Too many- read on: By definition a person is considered obese if bmi is 30 or greater. The percentage is 35.7 and source is the cdc. I attached the website where you can read the cdc report and see the slides. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Why would america have such a high proportion of obese people?

Why would america have such a high proportion of obese people?

Food and Cars: Compared to 50 years ago, we now eat much more food at meals, we snack more, we consume more sugar and carbs, and we eat out more at fast food places (where the portion size has trebled). Food is cheaper as proportion of income too. We also drive more, take elevators and escalators and not stairs, spend more time sitting watching tv/computers, and have jobs that are more sedentary. ...Read more

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How can Americans become less obese with small, everyday changes?

How can Americans become less obese with small, everyday changes?

Lifestyle changes: We as a country do not have a concept of portion control. Being mindful of how many calories one takes in daily and doing a daily cardiovascular exercise regimen will likely help us deal with obesity. ...Read more

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Why are so many people in rural america obese now? Dont they grow their own food?

Why are so many people in rural america obese now? Dont they grow their own food?

No way: Just because people in rural america are near farms or have more land doesn't mean they grow their own food. Plus, the problem is convenience and eating out. The service, convenience, and fast food industries in america are horrible - every chain restaurant and most single-location restaurants serve high-fat, high-cholesterol, high-salt, low nutrition foods for cost and speed. ...Read more

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Why arent americans concerned about the obesity of their neighbors, apart from the costs?

Why arent americans concerned about the obesity of their neighbors, apart from the costs?

The Blame Game?: In us we have historically felt that obesity is volitional and not a chronic disease. We believe that calories in = calories out. Actually, the human body is not a bank, but a chemistry lab. Therefore, the disease of obesity is not the fault of the afflicted. We do not blame BP or diabetic problems on those suffering. Therefore, our compassion is tempered by our beliefs. Obesity is complex! ...Read more

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Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

Is the obesity epidemic in america getting better?

It is stabilizing: While the incidence of obesity has been on the rise for the last few decades, recent data indicates that it appears to be leveling off. The exact reasons are unclear, but increased awareness of the problem and the deleterious effects of fast food are felt to be factors. ...Read more

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What percentage of children are obese in n america?

What percentage of children are obese in n america?

A Lot: Estimated , currently, 30-35% are obese or in the high risk category. ...Read more

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Why did so many native americans, especially obese have diabetes?

Why did so many native americans, especially obese have diabetes?

Genetics: Native americans, southern india people have a genetic tendency to develop diabetes. ...Read more

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Can there be any studies on how much soda pop contributes to diabetes and obesity in america?

Can there be any studies on how much soda pop contributes to diabetes and obesity in america?

Several studies: There are a number of studies on this topic that both obesity and diabetes are related to sugary drink consumption. Here are links to a couple: http://www.Cnn.Com/2013/03/19/health/sugary-drinks-deaths http://www.Hsph.Harvard.Edu/nutritionsource/sugary-drinks-fact-sheet/. ...Read more