Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Obesity

Very often, we feel that we know many things about a particular issue or problem but often it proves to be our misconception. This misconception or knowing less about an important issue or disease like obesity, can really damage your health.

Things You Didn’t Know About Obesity

Here are the top things you didn’t know about obesity.

  • Obesity is considered as the second cause among the other avoidable causes of death while tobacco use is awarded the first rank.
  • A research study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University suggested that approximately, half of the 4,000 people respond to an online survey on obesity. They said that they will be happier in suspending a year of their life rather than being fat.
  • Approximately 30 % of the crowd said that they would like to walk off from their marriage, quit from all the options of having kids, be dejected, or become alcoholic rather than being obese.
  • Nearly 5% opined that they would like to lose a limb rather than being obese and 4% said that they could be blind than being overweight.
  • In the period, between 1991 and 2000, the average weight of most of the Americans augmented by 8.5 pounds.
  • Consequently, the Federal Aviation Administration added to its estimation of the average weight of male from 170 pounds to 184 pounds in the year 2004.
  • In 2000, $275 million has been spent by the Airlines on 350 million extra gallons of fuel, to pay off for the added weight of their passengers.
  • You always need to stand by your man. More than a decade ago, Manuel Uribe, who has now the weight 1,200 pounds (equivalent to five baby elephants), has become bedridden for the last five years. He has been left by his wife because she was scared of his increasing size.
  • Virgin Atlantic paid Barbara Hewson , a large amount of $24,100 in 2002 as a compensation package because she was crushed by an overweight person sitting just next to her on the transatlantic flight. That lady suffered from torn leg muscles, a blood clot in her chest and acute sciatica. She was entirely bedridden for a month.
  • According to the research studies done by Duke University Medical Center, men and women who lost 10 % of their total body weight are reported to have a significant development in their sexual life.

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