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The Skinny On Obesity: Part 1

By March 11, 2013 No Comments

I am going to be sharing with you a 7 part series on the best presentation I have ever seen on why our society is becoming so obese and unhealthy.  Bring your family together to watch this 12 minutes.

Here are some of my takeaways from this:

-The past 4 decades we have seen an almost triple increase in obesity

-This is a societal problem, not just an individual problem

-Calories aren’t created equal (finally this is coming out)

-If we don’t change our policies and the environment we are creating, we are in for severe problems

-There are likely dozens of things contributing to the epidemic

-Reducing fat doesn’t make you skinny

-Carbs and sugars are the major nutritional problem

-Obesity is a marker for the diseases under metabolic disorder, but aren’t the cause

-75% of health care expenditures are going towards the 8 metabolic diseases

-Non communicable disease is killing more people in the developing world than infectious disease