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 Understand and Prevent Obesity

An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese. In European Union over 50% of both men and women were overweight, and roughly 23% of women and 20% of men were obese, a condition that substantially raises their risk of morbidity from hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, and endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon cancers.

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The panel has made every attempt to base its recommendations on published evidence, with particular attention to RCTs. Data from RCTs provide the strongest evidence regarding the impact of an intervention.

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 Demographic Variations in Overweight and Obesity Prevalence

Although NHANES III data show that the prevalence of overweight and obesity is much higher in African-American and Mexican-American women than in white women or in men, these data provide ethnicity-specific estimates of overweight and obesity prevalence for only three racial-ethnic groups: non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks, and Mexican-Americans.

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 Economic Costs of Overweight and Obesity

Alarm about the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United States in recent years centers on the link between obesity and increased health risks, which translates into increased medical care and disability costs.

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Nightline from ABC News : Obesity in America

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Prevention of Overweight and Obesity

Obesity is designed simply as an excess amount of adipose or fat tissue. The terms adipose and obesity both have their origins in Latin.

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The Obesity Epidemic -Health - Obesity - Heartdisease

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Prevention of Overweight and Obesity

 Prevention of overweight and obesity is as important as treatment. Prevention includes primary prevention of overweight or obesity itself, secondary prevention or avoidance of weight regain following weight loss, and prevention of further weight increases in obese individuals unable to lose weight.

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