Jennifer Macaulay

Obesity is escalating worldwide. An alarming 64% of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. And 15% of children 6–19 years of age are estimated to be overweight—a doubling over the past two decades.

Those who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for several diseases, including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallstones, sleep apnea, certain cancers, and osteoarthritis. In addition, obesity increases the risk of…

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