is not only not good for you, it is not good for the planet.
If you are consuming more food than you need, then that food has to be grown
somewhere. It has to be harvested and transported at great cost in
environmental terms. If, there are billions of fat people all eating more
than they need for a healthy lifestyle, then the planet is being overworked
and producing more greenhouse gasses
than it needs to.
so you are addicted to food because you stomach has gone over the edge. It
demands feeding and that in turn makes you ravenous. But you are the one
with the brain, not your stomach. If you
can train yourself to ignore the stomachs demands for fodder, you will be
helping to reduce global warming. Is that not a good reason to cut down on
consumption. Now, you'll have to excuse me while I find a nice big chocolate
bar to devour - in moderation of course.
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another thing, we could go back to the old days and start to eat each other.
It sound very Hannibal
Lecter, but we are animals and we rear animals for food, so why not eat
our way to a reduced population. Maybe the good doctor was not so mad after
all. We're told that human flesh tastes like pork.
Who wouldn't kill for a nice bit of crackling - well, of course you have to
kill the pig, or you couldn't eat it. The Aztecs
were very fond of a nice human leg, no doubt a sacrifice to the gods,
but, waste not want not. If not for a fellow passenger or two, quite a few airplane
crash survivors would have starved to death. So it is food for thought. Only
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Researchers at Harvard University say America's obesity epidemic won't plateau until at least 42 percent of adults are obese, an estimate derived by applying mathematical modeling to 40 years of Framingham Heart Study data.
good news is that if you can stop eating you will lose weight -
and that's that. I've done it when the situation was forced on
me. I lost roughly 1 pound every day by just drinking fluids. I
even lost the will to eat, which is nearly as dangerous as
over-eating. But eating is addictive and a psychological
condition triggered by the stomach. Without huge fat reserves a whale
would be unable to migrate. Humans don't need such large energy
reserves, but maybe this is evolution working to prepare some of
our species for who knows what? Food for thought.
is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in
tissue of humans
and other mammals,
is increased to a point where it is a risk factor for certain health
conditions or increased mortality.
Obesity develops from the interaction of individual biology
and the environment. Excessive body weight has been shown to
predispose to various diseases,
mellitus type 2, sleep
apnea, and osteoarthritis.
Obesity is both an individual clinical condition and is
increasingly viewed as a serious public
effects of obesity are related not only to the amount of fat but
to the distribution. Central or visceral obesity, where fat
accumulates around the trunk and in the abdominal cavity, is
considered to be of higher risk than diffusely distributed
subcutaneous fat (Cotran, 1999).
The main treatment for obesity consists of dieting and physical
exercise. Diet programs may produce weight loss over the short term, but maintaining this weight loss is frequently difficult and often requires making exercise and a lower food energy diet a permanent part of a person's
lifestyle. Success rates of long-term weight loss maintenance with lifestyle changes are low, ranging from
2–20%. Dietary and lifestyle changes are effective in limiting excessive weight gain in
pregnancy and improve outcomes for both the mother and the
One medication, orlistat (Xenical), is current widely available and approved for long term use. Weight loss however is modest with an average of 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) at 1 to 4 years and there is little information on how these drugs affect longer-term complications of
obesity. Its use is associated with high rates of gastrointestinal side
effects and concerns have been raised about negative effects on the
kidneys. Two other medications are also available. Lorcaserin (Belviq) results in an average 3.1 kg weight loss (3% of body mass) greater than placebo over a
year. A combination of phentermine and topiramate (Qsymia) is also somewhat
The most effective treatment for obesity is bariatric surgery. Surgery for severe obesity is associated with long-term weight loss and decreased overall mortality. One study found a weight loss of between 14% and 25% (depending on the type of procedure performed) at 10 years, and a 29% reduction in all cause mortality when compared to standard weight loss
measures. However, due to its cost and the risk of complications, researchers are searching for other effective yet less invasive treatments.
The rate of obesity in China has increased by 97% in 10
years, according to a government report.
first official nutrition and health survey shows that between
1992 and 2002 more than 60 million people became obese. The
biggest problem is in China's cities, where 12% of adults and 8%
of children were classified as obese.
officials have been blaming diets too high in fat and a decrease
in physical exercise. They
warn that obesity is likely to increase even further. However,
the study also found that levels of malnutrition and nutritional
deficiencies have dropped.
of the 2002 survey were not fully computed until this year
because of the large numbers of people involved - more than
270,000 took part in the survey.
It found that while China had made progress in reducing poverty
its people needed advice about how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Chinese population does not have enough awareness and lacks
knowledge of what is a reasonable nutrition and diet," AFP
news agency quoted Vice Health Minister Wang Longde as saying.
people - especially urban residents - were eating too much meat,
oils and fats and not enough cereals, he said. Parents
and grandparents often fed their offspring excessively to make
up for being fed inadequately themselves, he added.
rise in car use and less physical labour were also contributing
factors, the survey said. Altogether, around 200 million people
are thought to be overweight, 22.8% of the population, and 60
million (7.1%) obese.
percentage of overweight people in the cities rose to 30%, and
the Beijing Morning Post published results of separate city
survey indicating that in the capital the figure was as high as
obesity co-factors are resistant to the theory that the
"epidemic" is a new phenomenon. In particular, a class
co-factor consistently appears across many studies. Comparing
net worth with BMI scores, a 2004 study found obese American
subjects approximately half as wealthy as thin ones. When income
differentials were factored out, the inequity persisted — thin
subjects were inheriting more wealth than fat ones. A higher
rate of lack of education and tendencies to rely on cheaper fast
foods is seen as a reason why these results are so dissimilar.
Another study finds women who married into higher status are
predictably thinner than women who married into lower status.
chart comparing obesity percentages of the
population in OECD member countries
health and policy - Prevalence
Health Survey for England
predicts that more than 12 million adults and 1 million children
will be obese by 2010 if no action is taken. The prime minister
has urged people to take more responsibility for their fitness
prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States makes
obesity a leading public health problem. The United States has
the highest rates of obesity in the developed world. From 1980
to 2002, obesity has doubled in adults and overweight prevalence
has tripled in children and adolescents. From 2003-2004,
"children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years, 17.1% were
overweight...and 32.2% of adults aged 20 years or older were
obese." The prevalence in the United States continues to
rise. The prevalence of obesity has been continually rising for
two decades. This sudden rise in obesity prevalence is
attributed to environmental and population factors rather than
individual behavior and biology because of the rapid and
continual rise in the number of overweight and obese
individuals. The current environment produces risk factors for
decreased physical activity and for increased calorie
consumption. These environmental factors operate on the
population to decrease physical activity and increase calorie
it may often appear obvious why a certain individual gets fat,
it is far more difficult to understand why the average weight of
certain societies have recently been growing. While genetic
causes are central to understanding obesity, they cannot fully
explain why one culture grows fatter than another.
is most notable in the United
States. In the years from just after the Second
World War until 1960 the average person's weight increased,
but few were obese. In the two and a half decades since 1980 the
growth in the rate of obesity has accelerated markedly and is
increasingly becoming a public health concern.
modern Western culture, the obese body shape is widely regarded
as unattractive. Obese bodies are rarely positively represented
in mainstream media. Many negative stereotypes are commonly
associated with obese people, such as the belief that they are
lazy, dirty, stupid, or even evil. Some point to gluttony, the
second of the seven deadly sins, when referring to the this last
stereotype. Obese children, teenagers and adults face a heavy
social stigma. Obese children are frequently the targets of
bullies and are often shunned by their peers. Obesity in
adulthood can lead to a slower rate of career advancement. Most
obese people have experienced negative thoughts about their body
image, and many take drastic steps to try to change their shape.
all contemporary cultures disapprove of obesity. There are many
cultures which are traditionally more approving (to varying
degrees) of obesity, including some African, Arabic,
Pacific Island cultures. Especially in recent decades, obesity
has come to be seen more as a medical condition in modern
emerging is a small but vocal fat acceptance movement that seeks
to challenge weight-based discrimination. Obesity acceptance and
advocacy groups have initiated litigation to defend the rights
of obese people and to prevent their social exclusion.
Like many other medical conditions, obesity is the result of an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Polymorphisms in various genes controlling appetite and metabolism predispose to obesity when sufficient food energy present. As of 2006 more than 41 of these sites have been linked to the development of obesity when a favorable environment is
present.People with two copies of the FTO gene (fat mass and obesity associated gene) has been found on average to weigh 3–4 kg more and have a 1.67-fold greater risk of obesity compared to those without the risk
allele. The percentage of obesity that can be attributed to genetics varies, depending on the population examined, from 6% to
Obesity is a major feature in several syndromes, such as Prader-Willi syndrome, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, Cohen syndrome, and MOMO syndrome. (The term "non-syndromic obesity" is sometimes used to exclude these
conditions.) In people with early-onset severe obesity (defined by an onset before 10 years of age and body mass index over three standard deviations above normal), 7% harbor a single point DNA
Studies that have focused upon inheritance patterns rather than upon specific genes have found that 80% of the offspring of two obese parents were obese, in contrast to less than 10% of the offspring of two parents who were of normal
The thrifty gene hypothesis postulates that due to dietary scarcity during human evolution people are prone to obesity. Their ability to take advantage of rare periods of abundance by storing
energy as fat would be advantageous during times of varying food availability, and individuals with greater adipose reserves would be more likely survive famine. This tendency to store fat, however, would be maladaptive in societies with stable food
supplies. This theory has received various criticisms and other evolutionarily based theories such as the drifty gene hypothesis and the thrifty phenotype hypothesis have also been proposed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that overweight and obesity may soon replace more traditional public health concerns such as undernutrition and infectious diseases as the most significant cause of poor
health. Obesity is a public health and policy problem because of its prevalence, costs, and health
Public health efforts seek to understand and correct the environmental factors responsible for the increasing prevalence of obesity in the population. Solutions look at changing the factors that cause excess food energy consumption and inhibit physical activity. Efforts include federally reimbursed meal programs in schools, limiting direct junk food marketing to
children, and decreasing access to sugar-sweetened beverages in
schools. When constructing urban environments, efforts have been made to increase access to parks and to develop pedestrian
Many countries and groups have published reports pertaining to obesity. In 1998 the first US Federal guidelines were published, titled "Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults: The Evidence
Report". In 2006 the Canadian Obesity Network published the "Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) on the Management and Prevention of Obesity in Adults and Children". This is a comprehensive evidence-based guideline to address the management and prevention of overweight and obesity in adults and
In 2004, the United Kingdom Royal College of Physicians, the Faculty of Public Health and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health released the report "Storing up Problems", which highlighted the growing problem of obesity in the
UK. The same year, the House of Commons Health Select Committee published its "most comprehensive inquiry [...] ever undertaken" into the impact of obesity on health and society in the UK and possible approaches to the
problem. In 2006, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued a guideline on the diagnosis and management of obesity, as well as policy implications for non-healthcare organizations such as local
councils. A 2007 report produced by Sir Derek Wanless for the King's Fund warned that unless further action was taken, obesity had the capacity to cripple the National Health Service
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the wild we had to work much harder to earn our food for energy - so we kept
fitter. With convenience food in abundance, it is hardly surprising that our
natural urge to feed leads to speedy weight gain.
are now hundreds of diet plans all claiming huge weight losses. In case you
had not realized, if you simply stop eating solids and drink only four or
five cups of tea or coffee a day, you will lose at least one pound a day.
The proof of this concept is that nobody came out of Auschwitz
as frogs (class: Amphibia)
in Earthworms (phyla: Annelida)
Homo Erectus (Extinct)
as Eagles, Albatross
as crabs (subphyla: Crustacea)
in Starfish (phyla: Echinodermata)
Tuna (group: Pisces)
(subphyla: Uniramia class: Insecta)
non- animal life
blooded animals (class: Mammalia)
as octopus (phyla: Mollusca)
Snakes (class: Reptilia)
as Rats, Mice (order: Rodentia)
in Amoeba, plankton (phyla: protozoa)
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fructose sugar is proven to increase the risk of obesity
thirst for Life
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is a healthier alternative according to studies (natural flavourings)