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A Growing Epidemic

A GROWING EPIDEMIC 2030 42% - - - predicted trend 2010 Obesity has become the number one health concern in America. 34% 1990 30% Rising obesity rates in the United States have made it one of the most unhealthy countries. Overweight and obesity rates have been continuously rising over the last 60 years with the introduction of fast food and busier lifestyles. In 2010, Obesity related complications were responsible for 595,444 deaths and cost the American economy $190 billion annually. Along with heart disease, three other diseases linked to obesity rank in the top ten causes of death in America. 1970 14.4% 1950 9.7% Obesity Growth Rate, 1950-2030 What is obesity? O 32.2% of men are obese 35.5% of women are obese Severely Obese Abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual's ideal body weight and may have a negative + 150 Ibs Obese +100 Ibs effect on an individual's heath. Overweight + 30 Ibs Healthy More than one-third of U.S. adults (over 72 million people) and 17% of U.S. children are obese. During the past several decades, obesity rates for all population groups-regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education level, or geographic region-have increased markedly. Ideal weight weight gained is distributed differently between men and women. male 5' 10" 149-189 Ibs. - Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) female 5' 4" 108-132 lbs. Weight categories are determined by BMI (Body Mass Index). Weight (kg) BMI BMI 2 Height (m)² 30-34.9 25.0-29.9 18.5-24.9 BMI 35+ 30-34.9 25.0-29.9 18.5-24.9 American's BMI Breakdown 34% Healthy 28% Overweight 34% Obese 6% Severely Obese 0% 100% Why so big? What health concerns? Overeating Lack of Physical Activity Obesity triggers other conditions Americans have changed diets over the last 60 years with growing portion sizes and the consumption of processed food. With new technology and convenience, most Americans are less physically activity throughout their day. The stress on the body from living an obese lifestyle increases the risk of developing other diseases and suffering from physical complications. Stroke Depression 32 oz 4 oz Sleep Apnea 30 minutes 1.6oz Heart Disease 7oz High Blood Pressure Asthma Breast Cancer 1950 2010 225 calories vs. calories Type II Diabetes Not all calories are created equal. Consuming 500 calories of raw ingredients will fill you up more than consuming the same amount of highly processed foods. Kidney Disease Metabolic Imbalance 100% Hernia Endometrial Cancer Colon Cancer Stomach sensors send 75% signals to the brain that we are full and should stop eating. 50 300 calories calories Vs. 500 Calories 50% raw ingredients Joint Deterioration 25% 500 Calories processed foods 500 Cal hydrogenated oils

A Growing Epidemic

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Obesity is a problem all over the world. It can be caused by genetics, diet and lack of exercise. This infographic explains the causes, what to look for and how it can affect men and women differently.


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