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Although weight loss and dietary fads are both American obsessions, as a nation we are becoming fatter and fatter, with one in three Americans suffering from obesity and another thirty three percent being unhealthily overweight. Moreover, studies indicate that being overweight and obesity are most common in the youngest generations, especially children 12 and under. In addition, in the last decade, the incidence of obesity among US adults has risen by 50 percent.
Clinically, obesity is defined in several ways: as a significantly higher than average proportion of body fat; as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) value greater than 30; or as weighing more than 20 percent over average weight according to statistical tables such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Height-Weight guidelines. For more details you can refer to the BMI guide and the DHHS Height-Weight guide in the Symptoms section that follows. "Morbid Obesity" is when a person weighs 50 to 100 percent or 100 pounds above ideal weight. If your ideal weight is 150 and you weight 200 lbs, this is referred to as morbid obesity.
Health authorities now cite obesity as one of the most serious health problems facing our country. Being seriously overweight for any period of time poses a direct threat to your health. In addition, obesity is now known to significantly increase your risk of many other serious chronic and degenerative health problems, including depression, diabetes, gallstones and other forms of gallbladder disease, kidney disease, liver disease, and stroke. Obesity can also cause or worsen the risk of certain types of cancer such as breast, endometrial, and uterine cancer in women, and cancer of the colon and rectum in men. Consider these statistics: 85 percent of all cases of adult-onset (Type II) diabetes are directly related to obesity, as are 45 percent of all cases of high blood pressure, 35 percent of all cases of heart disease, and nearly 20 percent of all cases of dangerously elevated high cholesterol. Finally, obesity without any other health complications causes the premature deaths of 300,000 Americans each year.
Dieting is the number one approach for dealing with obesity and being overweight in the United States, with Americans spending billions of dollars each year within the diet industry and its related dietary products. For the vast majority of obese and overweight people, however, all their money, time, and effort is usually for naught.
The following statistics reveal just how great a failure commercial diet fads are: Although most dieters are able to lose at least 10 percent of their total body weight as a result of dieting, 67 percent regain their weight within a year after they stop dieting, and 95 percent regain their weight within five years. In addition, at least 33 percent end up gaining more weight than they had before they started their diet.
There are natural cures for Obesity and being Overweight that do not involve the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Instead, these natural cures focus on restoring the biochemical balance of the body, as well as making dietary and lifestyle changes designed to improve one's general health.