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An Epidemic Of Obesity

Obesity is epidemic in the United States. The number of overweight and obese Americans has grown at a disturbing rate, especially over the past few years, to the point where today more Americans are overweight than are normal weight. In fact, over sixty percent of Americans are now considered to be overweight, with over 30 percent of the population considered to be obese (e.g., overweight by more than 20-30% of recommended weight). These numbers describe a tragic public health situation. Being overweight increases a person's risk of serious illness. A very large (and growing) percentage of citizens are at increased risk for developing serious chronic diseases, and face the prospect of early disability or death as the result of being overweight. Meanwhile the entire society struggles under the burden of the resulting increase in health care costs.

This document concerns weight loss, an issue perpetually on many people's minds. Most everyone wants to be slim and toned, but the reality is that it is far easier to gain weight than to lose it. In the following pages causes of weight gain are reviewed, along with numerous reasons why people should devote the effort necessary to reduce their weight to recommended levels. Having provided motivation for a weight loss program, we conclude with a survey of weight loss methods, and suggestions for achieving permanent healthy weight loss.  Get started now by turning the page....

 

 
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Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down
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Health Tip: Commit to Losing Weight
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TOS: Weight-Loss Tx Advised for 140 Million U.S. Adults
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Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Type 2 Diabetes Risk, Study Shows
Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries
Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report
Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats
Dieters May Be Thwarted by Absence of Healthy Foods
Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds
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Chasm Exists Between Cultural, Medical Definitions of Obesity
Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Always Help With Depression
The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies
Health Tip: Are You at a Healthy Weight?
Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study
Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study
Major U.S. Food Makers Cut 6.4 Trillion Calories From Products: Report
Technological Interventions Aid Weight Loss in Primary Care
Novel Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved
'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study
Health Tip: Looking for the Right Weight-Loss Plan?
No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds
Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss, Heart Health: Study
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Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries
Health Tip: Eating When You're Not Hungry
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Dining Out Equals More Calories Consumed
Gene Mutation May Make Food More Tempting
Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says
AUGS/IUGA: Bariatric Surgery Improves Urinary Incontinence
Most Adults Are Members of 'Clean Plate Club'
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence
Weight Loss Over Two Years Predicts Reduced Diabetes Risk
Health Tip: Keep a Food Diary
60 Percent of Diners Use Calorie Labeling When Posted: CDC
Losing Weight May Ease Hot Flashes, Study Finds
Health Tip: Measuring Your Waist
Health Tip: Debunking Myths About Weight Loss
 
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