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Obesity is common, serious and costly in the United States currently. According to the CDC, more than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese and another third are in the overweight category. No state has met the nation’s Healthy People 2010 goal to lower obesity prevalence to 15%. The number of states with an obesity prevalence of 30% or more has increased to 12 states in 2010. In 2009, nine states had obesity rates of 30% or more. In 2000, no state had an obesity prevalence of 30% or more. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of death.
The current physiognomy of wealth is now thinness, attained for many by extensive individual labor, medications and surgery. Egalitatarian obesity: thanks to the capitalist system, anyone who can buy carbohydrates can have them, along with the prototypical enlarged belly and metabolic abnormalities.
Obesity is Hunger
In his new book, Taubes points out that obesity represents malnutrition-in impoverished societies the adults are often obese while the children are thin with stunted growth stunted growth. If access to protein is limited and calories are provided without adequate protein, the carbohydrate storage signal prompts adipose accumulation.
Fat Gain Outcomes
So access to poor quality carbohydrates due to dietary preferences & Poverty and inadequate p protein have the same end point: fat tissue accumulation and lean mass decline, two factors central in most obesity cases.
With over 20,000 books written on this topic, many of them with flimsy scientific basis, and very little education in the medical school school curricula where 94% of the general physicians with no education on nutrition, the Obesity Epidemic has been progressing rapidly. As Obesity is a chronic medical condition like any other, it needs obesity medicine trained physicians to tackle the complex metabolic, emotional, social, nutritional and psychological aspects of this condition.
Let us look at the contributing factors to your weight gain.
How Federal Food Subsidies Lead to Your Weight Gain
Federal subsidies for commodity crops are subsidizing junk food additives like high-fructose corn syrup by the billions according to Apples to Twinkies—a new report by Iowa Public Interest Research Group (Iowa PIRG). Meanwhile, farmers growing fresh fruits and vegetables barely get any subsidies thereby making these healthier alternatives more expensive and unaffordable for most people. To understand how the federal government is contributing to the problem of obesity, let us take a look at the subsidies that go in to the food production.
•Meat/Dairy — 73.8 percent subsidy
•Grains — 13.2 percent subsidy
•Sugar/Oil/Starch/Alcohol — 10.7 percent subsidy
•Nuts/Legumes — 1.9 percent subsidy
•Vegetables/Fruits — 0.4 percent subsidy
As you can see, just 1.9 percent subsidy is provided for healthier choices such as nuts and legumes and 0.4 percent for fruits and vegetables. As a result, a salad can often cost you more than a Cheese Burger!
I do not eat much, but why I am I still gaining weight?
If you want to learn about healthy living for a long a healthy life, you need to understand the W8MD Triad! The three things that happened to the modern diet that cause increased inflammation and disease burden are the following –
First, insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, that affects one in three Americans and leads to belly fat accumulation. Studies have shown that belly fat leads to increased inflammation in the body thereby increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other conditions. In fact, waist circumference of over 40 inches in men and 36 inches in women(lower in Asian Populations), is one of the five criteria for metabolic syndrome.
Second, lack of polyphenols and other antioxidants in the diet. Before the modern food processing era, our diet used to have more than 50 percent unprocessed d and uncooked food items such as colored fruits, vegetables, and other natural ingredients that are high in antioxidants such as polyphenols. Studies have shown that lack of polyphenols leads to increased inflammation in the body.
Third, the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids used to be 1:1 but is now at 1:16 which also increases inflammation. Learn more. With the above 3 factors, the inflammation levels rise significantly thereby increasing the risk of many health problems including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even increased risk of certain types of cancers! in this context, it is important to remember that most human diseases start with inflammation.
Why the current cereal grain based diet is a problem
From an evolutionary perspective, humanity’s adoption of agriculture, and hence cereal grain consumption, is a relatively recent phenomenon. For most cultures, agriculture started about 5000 years ago, a time span considered relatively small in an evolutionary time scale. On the one hand, cereal grains allowed the civilization to prosper by allowing us to specialize in to other professions as few people can grow large quantities of food that can be stored and transported. On the other hand, it also has many untoward consequences as all grains have nutritional deficiencies. Moreover, as we eat more and more grain products we tend to eliminate other nutritional meats, fruits, and vegetables. In half the world, bread provides more than 50 percent of the total caloric intake, and in a few countries of Southern Asia, Central America and the Far East and Africa cereal products comprise up to 80 percent or more of the total caloric intake.
Think about your own intake of grain products you consumed in a month’s time such as the several slices of bread, several bowls of cereal with milk, pasta, rice, bagels, rolls, muffins, crackers, cookies, pastries, corn or other forms of chips etc. Most of these are refined and lack many important nutrients. Cereal grains contain undetectable amounts of vitamin C, B12, carotenoids, and other vitamins and minerals, and they tend to displace foods rich in these substances that are associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and many forms of common cancers. Moreover, cereal grains may actually inhibit the metabolism of these nutrients and cause autoimmune reactions.
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