Friday, November 30, 2007

US obesity may have reached its limit

According to health officials from US, obesity among adults seems to have reached its limit after successive increase for the last 25 years. According to US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, still more than one third of adults in US are obese that are 72 million and these stats are no longer rising.

"What we can be optimistic about is we haven't seen a giant increase in the last couple of years," said Cynthia Ogden, an epidemiologist for the CDC's National Centre for Health Statistics. "But we aren't seeing any decrease, that's for sure."

Experts credited the slowdown to many factors including public understanding about the risk involved in weight gain and the use of more sensible dieting targets.

According to 200-2006 survey, 35.3 percent men and 33.3 percent of women were obese. And a latest research suggests that one of the answers to weight gain would be to stop sitting for longer hours. This research found that the enzymes stop the fat burning process when we sit down.