10 April 2000
Obesity in America
Although it has nothing to do with international boundaries or
population size, it is the people of America who are expanding at the
waistline. In the United States thirty three percent of the adult population are
obese. One is considered obese if one is more then twenty percent over ideal
The main cause of obesity in humans is the calorie. A calorie is
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expert on Human Nutrition states,
“Without further treatment, however, patients usually regain one-third of the
weight in the following year” (Suttie 45).
In some states obesity is becoming such a problem that movie theaters
and subways are having to increase seat size and door width to accommodate
people who are obese.
Through all of my years of training and diet I have found that diet is the
most important factor because you are what you eat.