obesity

There is no place left in the US where the majority of people are slim. Every state has an obesity rate of more than 20% of the population. In nineteen states, making up almost 40% of the US population, 30% to 35% of the states’ residents are obese. In three states, Arkansas, Mississippi and West … Read More

Did you know? Carrying too much weight increases your risk for gum (periodontal) disease, bad breath and tooth loss.   … Read More

When researchers calculate someone’s Quality-Adjusted Life Years, more years are lost due to obesity than those lost from a lifetime of smoking. Moderate obesity can reduce your life by 3 years and severe obesity can shorten your life by a decade.   … Read More

In an annual Gallup Health and Healthcare survey, American men, on average, reported that they weigh 196 pounds. Women say they weigh 160 pounds. Both figures are nearly 20 pounds higher that the average weights reported in 1990. When you ask men what they believe their ideal weight should be they say 181 pounds. Women … Read More

The World Is Getting Fatter Over a half billion adults worldwide weigh too much; 205 million men and 297 million women. A major study, published in Lancet gathered an enormous amount of data from countries throughout the world. The results show that obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are worldwide problems. And, as populations … Read More

Over a half billion adults worldwide weigh too much; 205 million men and 297 million women. A major study, published in Lancet gathered an enormous amount of data from countries throughout the world. The results show that obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are worldwide problems. And, as populations age the problems will get … Read More

Super sizing your meal may super size you. Large, value meals add extra calories, fat and sodium you don’t need. … Read More

Did you know? Extra pounds are hard on your teeth. Weighing too much put you at risk for cavities, tooth loss and bad breath. … Read More

Have you and your doctor ever seriously discussed your weight? Is your best friend or sister overweight? Were you and your husband overweight when you got married? All of these social ties may be contributing to your weight problem. How you ask? The spread of obesity has as much to do with our social contacts … Read More

As parents our primary job is to protect our children and help them grow into productive adults. But we are failing at the job. If we do not stem the tide of childhood obesity and help children eat better and be more active, we could be a generation of parents who outlive our children. The … Read More