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# About 1 in 150 girls of age 15 have anorexia.1 [0.666%]
# About 4 in 100,000 people aged 10 to 39 get anorexia each year.2 [0.004%]
# About 1 in 200 women get anorexia at some time in their lives.3[.5%]
The US Surgeon General says that fifteen percent of children between the ages of six and 19 are overweight. This means that 15% of our teens are at risk for arthritis, heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, stroke, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes. Additionally, obese teens have a very high probability of being obese adults....According to federal statistics the rate of overweight among American children aged 6 to 19 has been increasing rapidly in recent years - from 11 percent in 1994 to 16 percent in 2002.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
you have a point....
....but i likes a woman with meat on her bones.
BTW...look at my user name. I are one. But i have also worked dilligently with my children to make sure that they get a healthy start. I did, and only put on weight after "retiring" from football (i played through college).
Originally posted by CeltAngel
In my own experience - I used to be wafer thin for cheering/ dancing. The pressures to maintain weight aside, I quickly gained some weight after college. Now, a few years later, while I am not obese, I am definitely a good 15-20 pounds overweight. I am eating better and trying to lose weight to be a healthier person. The reaction when it comes up in conversation (I don't advertise, but I like a lot of "strange" healthy food like chia, pomegranate, etc) is "Why don't you like yourself the way you are?" Or my favorite from a woman larger than myself - "You should just accept yourself the way you are - look at me, I love myself!
Originally posted by nixie_nox
So just like you can't categorize the cause, you can't categorize the problem and label people unhealthy or not. There are plenty of obese people who are healthy. Though there are limits to that.
Originally posted by marg6043
I see the point of obesity becoming social acceptable, when you have a milking cow in our nation from obesity to diet aids you have to understand that is good business in America to promote obesity.
Pharmaceuticals spend billions of dollars in advertisement for obesity related diseases and complications they will never admit any wrong doing with been obese as the money keeps flowing.