I was going to write about my favorite travel foods today, but when I saw that “obesity” was trending online this afternoon, I had to take a look and see why. I will share my favorite travel foods tomorrow. This is very important information to share with those you know and love.
I was dismayed to read that most Americans don’t know all the potential dangers of being overweight or obese, after mentioning heart disease and diabetes. Only seven percent of those surveyed mentioned cancer – the response didn’t even make the chart above.
About 15% said arthritis was a potential danger associated with obesity. According to CBS News, recent research shows knee replacement surgeries have nearly doubled for patients 65 and older over the past 20 years, partly due to increasing obesity rates.
It’s impossible to list all the complications of obesity here, but others to consider are stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and other respiratory problems and gynecological problems such as infertility.
Only 52 percent of those surveyed said they’ve discussed the health risks of being overweight with a doctor.
Are you concerned about your weight? Are you concerned about a loved one? Consider these risks. They are serious and nutrition and lifestyle choices can save lives. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to leave a comment or email me at .