Obesity is defined as a person if she or he has excessive body fat that causes them to weigh more than 20% than those of similar age, sex, height and build.
Numerous reports reveal a dramatic increase in obesity in this country over the past twenty years. The ranges may vary a bit but it seems approximately one out of three adults are obese or overweight and approximately 25% of our children are classified with similarly.
Some of the major influences of obesity are:
Hypoglycemia, Metabolic Syndrome X and diabetes
Obese and overweight people are at an increased risk for:
When addressing obesity the following variables should always be considered:
blood sugar by dietary changes and supplementation
In the year
2000, the Centers for Disease control and Prevention showed poor diet
and physical inactivity caused 400,000 deaths, 16.6 percent of the total.
At the current rate, it is anticipated by the year 2020, approximately
20% of health care dollars spent on people ages 50-90 will be due to obesity.
That is an increase of 50% to current day expenditures.