Obese fastest growing among US overweight groups

obese woman Researchers said that the people who are overweight by 45 kg or more are the fastest growing group among all the overweight people in US. They found that share of obese was 50 percent higher in 2005 as compared to 2000, which is shocking increase (Yahoo News).


It is really surprising that the rate of obese people is growing at a very fast pace in spite of too much of attention towards the obesity and its effects on over overall health.


Researchers found that Americans with Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more increased by 24 percent from 2000 to 2005. While the people with BMI of 40 or more increased by 50. And people with BMI of 50 or more increased by 75 %.


It is found that 30 percent of US people are overweight with BMI between 25 to 29 and another 30 percent who are having BMI 30 or above are obese. And overweight people have bigger chances of being more infected by heart disease, diabetes and some cancer.

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Written by Brad

This blog is my weight loss journey and hope this journey will help in losing some extra pounds.

1 comments:

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