01/05/2012 23:52

Despite public information campaigns like those being spearheaded by First Lady Michele Obama about the dangers of obesity, American are more obese today than they were a decade ago. The obesity epidemic in the US continues, with southern states showing a steady increase in overweight and unhealthy people.Dr. Michael Gaziano, a cardiologist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has called 2010 "the Age of Obesity and Inactivity." Mississippi has the highest rate of obesity in the US with a 34.4% obesity rate with Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia, and Tennessee close behind. The statistic measures the percentage of the population rated as obese according to the body mass index (BMI).Southern states are well known for their love of fried food, grilled meat, deep fat fried seafoods and fast foods. The lowest obesity rates nationally continue in Colorado where a more active lifestyle may moderate diet choices in the high altitude state.Obesity puts people at risk for a range of serious diseases including hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Research has shown that protein found in meat, cheese and eggs called "casein" promotes these diseases, especially cancer according to decades of research by Dr. Colin Campbell of Cornell University.While researchers continue to look for drugs that can help people lose weight, our diets and lack of exercise may be to blame for our increasing girths. Even so, Discover Magazine (January 2011) reports that a range of appetite suppressing drugs have failed to gain FDA approval over the last year because of harmful side effects. Meridia, Lorcaserian and Qnexa have all failed to win government approval because of increased heart attack risk.For more info,Please visit qnexa Americans are back at square one as obesity continues to increase across the country. Our hopes for a pill we can pop to lose weight may be unrealistic. Low fiber, low vegetable diets, high saturated fat diets, coupled with sedentary lifestyles are pushing health care costs ever higher, with a 10% annual increase caused by both poor lifestyles and an aging population (according to the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council).As people begin to change to diets rich in vegetables, legumes, grains and fruits, they can control the symptoms of obesity with some specialty supplements that help protect our hearts and blood vessels from damage from high fat diets.Click below for an excellent supplement developed by health experts in New Zealand to help protect your cardiovascular health.For other details click here


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