Obesity is an escalating epidemic and no other country knows this better than the US. A new study shows that obesity has taken over the American population with 90% of American men deemed as “overfat.”
A person's body mass index that's equal or greater than 25 are considered as obese. Studies show that overfat individuals will develop excessive abdominal fat that's associated with chronic ailments, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Overfat individuals are prone to chronic inflammation, which is the pre-cursor to hypertension and vascular disease.
Shocking study finds that 90 percent of American men are too fat
(Natural News) The same team that said that up to 76 percent of the world’s population may be overfat are now claiming that among Americans, 90 percent of our men carry excess weight around their abdomen, with 50 percent of children suffering from the same potentially dangerous condition. The term ‘overfat’, which is defined as having a waistline that is more than half your height, is a better indicator of health risks typically associated with obesity such as hypertension, type-2 diabetes, and cancer. Traditional methods such as mere weight measuring or the body mass index (BMI) do not account for the storage of unhealthy fat around the midsection. The researchers have said that even normal weight adults may be “overfat,” making them more susceptible to critical health conditions should they not lose the weight, and fast.
The new study, which was published in Frontiers of Public Health, was led by the same team which concluded early this year that three-fourths of the world’s population was overfat. The authors of this report decided to identify the top 30 developed countries using United Nations (U.N.) data. This was then compared to the 2013 Global Burden of Disease study, which showed the prevalence of obesity in adults and children from 1980 to 2013.
It was calculated that a whopping 90 percent of men in countries like the U.S., New Zealand, and even Greece and Ireland could be classified as “overfat.” This applied to men who would technically not even be considered obese by conventional standards. Using the BMI formula, those whose index is equal to or greater than 25 are obese.
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