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Hello mariialv,

I would like to point out that according to the National Institute of Health website, "Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to results of an analysis of data pooled from 20 large studies of people from three countries. The study, led by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, found that people with class III (or extreme) obesity had a dramatic reduction in life expectancy compared with people of normal weight. The findings appeared July 8, 2014, in PLOS Medicine."

Indeed, obesity has reached epidemic proportion in the United States. As stated on the CDC website, "More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese."

Sugar and soy cannot burden all the blame. Most Americans' diets are too high in calories and are full of fast food and high-calorie beverages. Most Americans, who live a sedentary lifestyle, can easily take in more calories every day than they can burn through exercise and physical activity.


July 8, 2015 - 8:24am


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