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Originally posted by yellowsnow
[...] And I believe most of the obesity problem comes from frankenfoods and toxins in out foods and drinks.
The Big Money comes from feeding people processed foods. Some of the hidden causes of obesity come from the global processed foods industry using new replacement ingredients that save them money, such as high fructose corn syrup or Aspartame to replace the more-costly cane sugar.
Another area where the food industry can increase their profits is by their use of a class of flavor-enhancers known as excitotoxins. These cause food to taste much better, so we eat more(which the food industry likes), but they also have been proven in many laboratory studies to cause obesity -- even with no increase in calories consumed.
As Dr. Russell Blaylock, a neurosurgon who is an expert on both these additives, says, weight gain caused by excitotoxins "... is very difficult to exercise ... off and almost impossible to diet it off." (1)
Some of the propensity to become obese also appears to be passed on to unborn babies when their mother consumes excitotoxins during her pregnancy.
If you are a person who has great difficulty losing weight -- and, as hard as you try, you can't -- perhaps you should try eliminating all these hidden causes of obesity.
Originally posted by jawnaw2000
It can stop, but people need to do better at eating more wisely, look into programs like calorie deficit dieting. Then, America can become prosperous once again.
Reuters) - People are getting fatter in all parts of the world, with the possible exception of east Asia, doctors found in a one-day global snapshot of obesity.
Overall, 24 percent of men and 27 percent of women seeing their doctors that day were obese, and another 30 percent of men and 40 percent of women were overweight, the researchers found.
That puts the rest of the world close to par with the United States, long considered the country with the worst weight problem. An estimated two-thirds of Americans are overweight and a third of these are obese.
"The study results show that excess body weight is pandemic, with one-half to two-thirds of the overall study population being overweight or obese," said Beverley Balkau, director of research at the French National health research institute INSERM in Villejuif, who led the study published in the journal Circulation.
Canada and South Africa led in the percentage of overweight people, with an average BMI of 29 among both men and women in Canada and 29 among South African women.
In Northern Europe men had an average BMI of 27 and women 26 -- just into the overweight category. In southern Europe, the average BMI was 28. In Australia BMI was 28 for men and 27.5 for women while in Latin America the average BMI was just under 28.