Overweight and obesity-more than just a cosmetic problem
is an urgent and growing global health problem. A BMI of between
25 and 29.9 indicate that an individual is overweight, whereas
an obese adult has a BMI of 30 or higher. Evidence indicates
that metabolic syndrome arising from obesity is a major risk
factor that precedes cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes
has caused as many as 300,000 premature deaths each year in the
study showed that increased body weight was associated with
increased death rates for all cancer combined and for cancer at
multiple specific sites. This was observed in a prospectively
studied population of more than 900,000 adult (404,576 men and
495,477 women) in the U.S. They were free of cancer at
enrollment in 1982. However, 57,145 deaths from cancer were
recorded during the 16 year of follow-up.
Result from this study that involved closed to 1 million people
indicated that 14 percent of cancer deaths in men and 20 percent
of cancer deaths in women might be due to being overweight or
obese. Those who were overweight or obese had a higher risk of
death from various cancers. The heaviest men were more likely to
die from stomach or prostate cancer, while cancer of the breast,
uterus, cervix or ovary were the most likely causes of death
among the heaviest women.
Low calorie diet or meal replacements are not the best way to
lose weight. They induce weight loss through the loss of fluids
and body muscles that may lead to health complications. The rate
of rebound is also extremely high.
One or the best ways to lose weight is to practice a prescribed
diet for breakfast and dinner. In fact, this may be one of the
safest ways to lose weight and reshape your bodyline while you
can still enjoy your favorite food.