Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease or any other chronic disease of civilization.
I considered obesity a disease. It can destroy you from within. It almost destroyed me, and I do not want that to happen to anybody.
Tell people that biology and the environment cause obesity and they are offered the one thing we have to avoid: an excuse. As it is, people who see more fat people around them may themselves be more likely to gain weight.
In India, it’s the rich who have problems with obesity. And the poor are darker-skinned because they work outside and often work without their tops on so you can see their ribs.
I think Michelle Obama is on the right track with her Let’s Move campaign to bring down childhood obesity. She and I come from the same state, Illinois, which is number four in the nation for obese children. One out of five Illinois children are considered obese. Not overweight, obese. And two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese.
By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.
As an anti-hunger advocate, I found the perplexity of the obesity problem and the hunger problem existing side-by-side in our increasingly global food system begged further investigation.
The San Gabriel Valley, stretching from Pasadena to Pomona, is especially starved for open space. The valley has a rich array of ethnically diverse communities, but it also has some of the highest rates of childhood obesity and diabetes in the state.
The problem with the standard American diet, a primary cause of our current obesity epidemic, is the fact that the majority of foods consumed are high in calories and low in micronutrients.
You can be predisposed genetically, but it’s not a sentence. I’m genetically predisposed, but I manage my weight. The root of obesity, though, is usually emotional. The poor habits are a symptom of a deeper emotional issue.
I’m not a flag waver for obesity. It’s not healthy, and you have a crap life because there is such a downer on it.
Obesity affects every aspect of a people’s lives, from health to relationships.
You take away the handicap of obesity, and this person becomes someone else. Take a jolly fat man for instance. You talk to him, and his heart is breaking. He wants to be thin.
In the nineteen-eighties, rates of obesity started to rise sharply in the U.S. and around the world. By the nineteen-nineties, obesity reached epidemic proportions.
If we don’t somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we’re going to have a huge problem.
Contradictory as it seems, malnutrition is a key contributor to obesity.
I know the problem of obesity. I got to tell you, I think that’s tepid. I just don’t think the bully pulpit is going to be enough to sufficiently fight obesity. We’re going to have to have incentives in here.
We still don’t know what evolutionary significance to attach to it, but it is at the very least interesting that a telomere gene is related to obesity.
My reason and inspiration to lose weight and stay fit is my youngest son, Anant, who is fighting obesity. I would like to be an example for him.
It’s interesting because we live in a country where the obesity is so enormous. And then the reflection on the runways is girls that are so thin. So there’s two extremes that are almost like a reflection of themselves, and it’s very hard to be in the middle with girls that are just healthy.
When you talk about obesity, there’s so many things that can cause that. It can be a medical thing, or down to the individual. There’s a lot of other things involved than eating a Mars bar.
Obesity is a problem that nearly every nation in the world is facing, but there is much that we can do to fix it.
The causes of obesity are varied and complex, but the lack of daily physical activity is an important factor.
Once you avoid the things that accelerate aging like smoking, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, and excessive sun exposure, you’ve done about as much as you can to influence your aging process.
I don’t know too many parents that want to feed their kids soda, but high-fructose corn syrup is cheap. The price of soda in 20 years has gone down 40 percent while the price of whole foods, fruits and vegetables, has gone up 40 percent and obesity goes up right along that curve.
The lack of access to proper nutrition is not only fueling obesity, it is leading to food insecurity and hunger among our children.
The number of kids affected by obesity has tripled since 1980, and this can be traced in large part to lack of exercise and a healthy diet.