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Graph Of Obesity In America
Staggering: Among americans age 20 & older, 154.7 million are overweight or obese (bmi of 25.0 kg/m2 and higher): 79.9 million men & 74.8 million women. 23.9 million children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese; 33.0% of boys and 30.4% of girls. Of these children, 12.7 million are obese; 18.6% of boys and 15.0% of girls. One in 200 american women suffers from anorexia. ...Read more
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
New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?
Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more
About US$180 billion: Estimates like these are fraught with difficulties. Anyway you look at it the number is huge. Figure in prediabetes, gestational diabetes and undiagnosed diabetes and total cost is somewhere around $220 billion. Data from the american diabetic association national diabetes fact sheet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As soon as they: Become more obese than us.Get a more detailed answer ›
In the past three decades, have carbohydrates in this country comprised a larger % of our caloric intake?
Yes thats true: The worst carb are the sugar rich sodas which have been promoted by the soda industry and the fruit juices.The creals fortified with sugars are another cause.There is incresed consumption of processed food.This is all at home when people eat out thats a different story, there sky is the limit in calorie and carb intake especially for children. The result is obesity, diabetese, hypertension, heart dis. ...Read more
Modern obesity.: Several reasons why obesity is so prevalent nowadays. Technology has made us all quite sedentary. We tend to eat foods of convenience rather than sitting down for slow, healthy family meals. We're often working too hard to get adequate sleep and we're under constant stress. Often we state we don't have time to exercise. ...Read more
I don't know.: Official stats are usually artificial &often misleading. Stats depend on definitions &these criteria are changing all the time. Plus, "learning disability" is a relative term --so many types & levels of severity. My take: 1)a huge # of us struggles w/ learning; 2) schools are overwhelmed by the needs, & rarely meet the need; 3)more funding is only part of the answer; better ed approaches needed. ...Read more
Teenage HIV in PA: Adolescents ages 15-24 account for nearly half of the 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted diseases each year in the U.S. [CDC]. So this data indicates 'it's not just HIV' you have to be aware of. For the State of PA, teens made up 5% of new infections in 2012 - and that was almost 1,500 cases. This doesn't count those who are living with the virus. (Stats from PA Dept of health). Be safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obesity: Unfortunately the number is about 40% and climbing........ ...Read more
High: There isn't widespread screening but where it is screened for in many cases it is low especially in the context of any kind of ill health. Surprisingly this is true even in tropical countries where one would think sun exposure would prevent deficiency. One explanation is that it is being broken down by free cadmium, an air pollutant that has been increasing. Poor nutrition increases risk. ...Read more
Wrong place to ask: You would be best served looking in government section of the phone book in your area or calling health services. It's a long shot that one of the professionals on this site is going to know the answer. ...Read more
Related to Obesity: When children go beyond a body mass index of 28 (there are charts for children bmi) specially if one parent or worse 2 have heavy family history of type 2, you have to change life style to bring that body mass index down. Statistics are against you if you do not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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