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Is everbody over weight

Is everbody over weight

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Get tips on how to lose weight.http://tinyurl.com/7xn7g3c
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 ==== ====For Over Weight Tips Check This Outhttp://tinyurl.com/7xn7g3c ==== ====Since the mid-seventies, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States hasincreased sharply for both adults and children. Data from two NHANES surveys show that amongadults aged 20-74 years the prevalence of obesity increased from 15.0% (in the 1976-1980survey) to 32.9% (CDC, 2005). Between 25% and 30% of young children and between 18% and25% of adolescents in the U.S. are overweight. This trend is a great concern, because overweightis associated with increased risk for health problems, such as diabetes, gallbladder disease, andsleep apnea. In addition, overweight in childhood is associated with overweight in adulthood, andoverweight adults have increased risk for conditions, such as heart disease, high blood pressure,and certain cancers. Definition of overweight and obesity The measure of overweight is Body Mass Index (BMI). It is calculated by dividing weight inkilograms by height in meters squared and expressed in kilograms per meter square. The BMI forage is correlated with total body fat content. Because BMI changes as children get older, BMI forage is the measure used for individuals over 2 years of age. Overweight in children andadolescents is determined by using Body Mass Index (BMI). Children and adolescents at risk foroverweight have BMI at or over the sex-specific 85th percentile, and those with BMI at or abovethe 95th percentile are classified as overweight. For example, a 7-year-old girl whose weigh is 90pounds (40.93 kg) and height is 52 inches (1.32 m) will have a BMI of 23.54, which is over the90th percentile when plotted on the BMI chart for girls 2-20 years of age. Therefore, this girl isoverweight. For adults, a BMI above the 85th percentile signifies overweight and above the 95thpercentile obesity. The BMI increases rapidly from birth to about 8 months of age, then decreasesuntil approximately age 6 years. At that point, it reaches its lowest point before increasing again.This phenomenon is called adiposity rebound. Studies show that that there is a correlationbetween a younger age of adiposity rebound and a higher body fat content at an older age. Trends in overweight According to the Center for Disease Control, overweight occurrence among children andadolescents was stable from 1960s to 1980. However, it nearly doubled between 1976-1980 andis still rising. The prevalence in children and adolescents is greatest for Mexican boys and black, non-Hispanicgirls. Health, emotional, and economic costs related to being over weight Overweight has been associated with a number of health problems, such as high blood pressure,

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