Posts Tagged ‘bad eating habits’

Surgically Slim by Tomasz Rogula

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

In ancient ages, obese individual was considered sick. Hippocrates used to say that a fat man should eat modestly and walk long distances. In the Middle Ages, obesity was a sing of prosperity and wealthy lifeā€¦.but was very uncommon. Currently, obesity is again seen as a disease. Diabetes, hypertension, heart attack, acid reflux, back and joint pain, cancer and many other disorders are more often recognized in obese people.

Obesity became epidemic in the United States in recent years. Every forth adult and every sixths child suffers from being fat. Five percent of Americans is morbidly obese, which means their life is at risk. Forty five percent of adult Americans were obese in 1980, while presently this number increased to sixty five percent. 120 billion US dollars is spent yearly to treat obesity-related diseases.