31-35 Obesity Facts

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31. The “Obesity Paradox” states that you are more likely to survive a heart attack if you are obese than if you were a normal healthy adult. – Source

32. Television viewing does not contribute to childhood obesity. Time viewing television advertising is what predicts childhood obesity. – Source

33. The BMI (Body Mass Index) measure is actually severely underestimating the prevalence of obesity. – Source

34. In 2008 Japan passed an anti-obesity law, which requires men and women aged 40-74 to have a strict waistline of 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women. – Source

35. Thermal paper cash register receipts account for high Bisphenol A (BPA) levels in humans. Using a skin care product such as hand sanitizer than touching a receipt can drastically alter the rate of BPA absorption. The rapid absorption rate into our blood can then increase obesity and diabetes. – Source

36-40 Obesity Facts

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36. Not only humans are getting fat in the Obesity era. Chimps, for some reason, are doing especially badly: their average body weight had risen 35 per cent per decade. – Source

37. There was a culturally specific strain of anorexia nervosa in Hong Kong where patients complained of bloated stomachs rather than fearing obesity and intentionally dieting. – Source

38. Vegetarians are linked with lower levels of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and certain types of cancers (By the American Dietetic Association). – Source

39. Arthritis, asthma, obesity and cancer have been linked to disruptions in the ratios of bacteria species that live in the human body. – Source

40. Under pressure for nicotine in cigs & foreseeing the obesity epidemic, Philip Morris instructed their subsidiary Kraft to limit the use of salts & fats in products. In response, competitors added more fats to their foods yielding declining sales and the eventual sell-off of Kraft from PM in 2007. – Source

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Last Update: March 15, 2017