Obesity and Weight Loss: Part 1: Does Being Overweight Impact Jill more than Jack?

This is the first of a series we will post regarding sex and gender differences in weight and weight loss. To set the tone let’s get a global picture of weight in the US, some gender differences in weight gain, and the impact gender + excess weight can have on many chronic diseases. US Gets Larger and Larger at What Cost In 2011 obesity rates ranged from 20.7% in Colorado to 34.9% in Mississippi. For the first time no state in the US had less that 20% rate of obesity and 16 states increased their obesity rates from 2010-2011. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html. The estimated annual US cost of obesity is $147 billion. In the US males and females are equal in rates of obesity at about 35% but worldwide women outnumber men 14% to 10%. Midlife Weight Gain How do you know if you moved [...] Read more