FLAB FACTS… Let’s Start Talking

We found these five interesting facts on flab that we thought could make some good blab talk between you and your family and/or friends. Flab is a growing epidemic in this country that is leading to a number of physical and psychological issues, such as heart disease and depression. It’s time to take our lives back.

FLAB FACT #1

The age-adjusted prevalence of obesity in 2013-2014 was 35 percent among men and 40.4 percent among women, according to the American Medical Association. More than 5 percent of men and nearly 10 percent of women were morbidly obese, with a BMI of 40 or more.

FLAB FACT #2

The average adult carries between 5-20 pounds of toxic waste (POOP) trapped in their digestive system, according to the Guthealthproject.com. New research suggests that most people have up to 8 undigested meals in their gut at any given time, and it is secretly impacting weight, digestive system, and immune system!

FLAB FACT #3

Being overweight gives a greater chance of Heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure. Diabetes. Some cancers. Gallbladder disease and gallstones. Osteoarthritis. Gout. Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea (when a person stops breathing for short episodes during sleep) and asthma, according to WebMD.com.

FLAB FACT #4

Obese women are particularly susceptible to diabetes, and diabetes, in turn, puts women at dramatically increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Overweight and obesity are associated with elevated mortality from all causes in both men and women, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

FLAB FACT #5

A California study reported that having a BMI of 28 (overweight but not obese) increased a man’s odds of developing ED by over 90 percent, according to Harvard Health. Also, obesity reduces levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), a protein that carries testosterone in the blood. Less SHBG means less testosterone adds WebMD.com.

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