Nationally, the rate of obesity in the United States has risen to 27.7 percent in 2014, but according to the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Montana was one of the top states with the lowest obesity rates.
These days, over 60 percent of American adults are classified as overweight or obese. Since the majority of Americans are currently packing on extra pounds, does that make it okay to make negative remarks about a person’s weight?
Most of us are fully aware that obesity causes all sorts of health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure, but now shocking new research shows that being overweight can actually lead to insanity.
Less than a month after the FDA approved weight loss drug Belviq — the first anti-obesity drug to gain federal approval in over a decade — the agency has signed off on Qsymia, another medication to help combat the nation’s expanding waistline.
Much ink has been spilled about studies detailing the health risks associated with being overweight. And while there is no doubt that severe obesity can lead to a litany of medical problems, a new study suggests that moderately overweight people are still pretty healthy. So, what’s th…