How does a person increase their chances of heart disease, stroke and peripheral artery disease all in the same way? By having increased cholesterol levels (Wedro, 2014). It is estimated that 71 million Americans have high cholesterol, and of those, only one-third of them have it under control (CDC, 2011). A reduction in LDL cholesterol has been shown to decrease the prevalence of strokes and heart attacks. That being said, it has also been shown that cholesterol levels above 200mg/dL put an individual at twice the risk for coronary heart disease than persons with levels 180mg/dL or less (Mann, 2014).
An epidemic is sweeping through the developed world, threatening millions with disability and death. Is it the dreaded Ebola virus? No, it is obesity. ‘Epidemic’ may sound exaggerated, but the facts speak for themselves: 154 million people worldwide are obese—or more than 20% are over their ideal body weight—including more than 50% of all Americans. More disturbing is the prevalence of childhood obesity, which has jumped dramatically over the past 20 years and now accounts for a doubling in the incidence of diabetes, a 5-fold increase in sleep apnoea and a 3-fold increase in gall bladder disease.
From 1980 to 2004 the percentage of youth who were obese tripled from 7% to 19% in children (6-11 years) and 5% to 17% in adolescents (12-19 years) (“Nihiser”). Approximately one out of every five children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, and this number continues to increase. (http://www.webmd.com/children/guide/obesity-children?print=true). Childhood obesity has both direct and lasting effects on health and well-being. The immediate health effects of obese youth are that they are more likely to develop risk factors for cardiov... ... middle of paper ... ...k factors.
This condition causes a myriad of health issues. If Americans do not change their lifestyles, as soon as the year 2037 there could be more obese, unhealthy Americans than healthy Americans. The percentage of obese Americans rose 21 percent from 1980 to 2013 (“Prevalence of Overweight”). That equates to a .62 percent increase annually. In 1990, not one state in the U.S. had an obesity rate of over fifteen percent, by 2010 not one state had an obesity rate of under twenty percent and almost a quarter of the states had obesity rates over thirty percent (“Obesity Trends”, 2).
They also noted that this increase in SSB consumption occurred in people who are of greatest risk for obesity and diabetes. They also observed that although obese and overweight individuals who wanted to lose weight were less likely to drink these beverages, they still drank them in large amounts. It is interesting to note that in recent decades, the increase in consumption of calories from various types of beverages has paralleled the rise of obesity rates. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health studied the effects of reducing the intake of different types of beverages on changes in body weight for a period of six to 18 months. These beverages included SSBs (regular soda, fruit drinks, etc), diet drinks, milk products (whole milk, skim milk, 2% reduced-fat, and1% low-fat milk), 100% fruit or vegetable juice, coffee, tea and alcoholic beverages.
Liquid Diets Obesity is one of the most common problems faced by people today. Since thirty-four million Americans are estimated to be obese, one out of every three Americans must live with this disorder. Obesity is defined as a body weight consisting of 20% or more above the standard ideal weight (http://www-med.stanford.edu/school/DGIM/Teaching/Modules/obesity.html#RTFToC12). In order to reduce obesity, most invest in diet and exercise programs. Recently, liquid diets have been positively modified, thus rising in popularity since their fall out during the late 1970’s.
Rochman (2012, para. 3 - 4) stated that an average U.S. adult consumes “22 teaspoons of sugar per day while teens swallow 34 teaspoons”. Moreover, “17% of U.S. children and teens are obese, and for the past 50 years, sugar intake has tripled worldwide” which means despite of their obesity, they have increased their amount of sugar consumption. For example, for a diabetic patient, consumption of sugar increases blood pressure and cholesterol but if that patient has remained empty stomach for one day then blood pressure level goes down so at time sugar is highly recommended to consume. A small portion of sugar is what a human body actually need.
It adds nothing to your diet except excessive amounts of added sugar and unnecessary calories. Added sugar is very fattening, even more so liquid sugars such as corn syrup. Drinks with sugar do not make you feel full, due to this it is linked with high rates of weight gain and obesity. This is caused by large amounts of simple sugars fructose that sugar supplies, these immense loads of simple sugars fructose does not lower the hunger hormone
Added sugar is very fattening, even more so liquid sugars such as corn syrup. Drinks with sugar do not make you feel full, due to this it is linked with high rates of weight gain and obesity. This is caused by large amounts of simple sugars fructose that sugar supplies, these immense loads of simple sugars fructose does not lower the hunger hormone ghrelin and just adds on more fat. Since you're
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that effects the management of glucose within the body, normally an adult condition but has increased in children due to high rates of childhood obesity (“Type 2 Diabetes”). Carbohydrates are the main source of glucose that is processed in the body and the excess consumption can lead to increase in blood sugar that can lead to diabetes. The more traditional diets lead to the body being fueled by carbohydrates. By putting the body in a state of ketosis and limiting carbohydrate intake, the body switches the primary fuel of the body from glucose to ketones (fats). A 16 week study was conducted on 21 patients with type 2 diabetes that were put on a ketogenic diet resulted in body weight decrease of 6.6 percent and reduction or discontinuation of diabetes medication of 17 out of 21 patients (Yancy 34).