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Shocking study finds that 90 percent of American men are too fat

The same team that said that up to 76 percent of the world’s population may be overfat are now claiming that among Americans, 90 percent of our men carry excess weight around their abdomen, with 50 percent of children suffering from the same potentially dangerous condition. The term ‘overfat’, which is defined as having a waistline that is more than half your height, is a better indicator of health risks typically associated with obesity such as hypertension, type-2 diabetes, and cancer. Traditional methods such as mere weight measuring or the body mass index (BMI) do not account for the storage of unhealthy fat around the midsection. The researchers have said that even normal weight adults may be “overfat,” making them more susceptible to critical health conditions should they not lose the weight, and fast.  Read more..

 

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