4 June 2012

Facts About American Women and Weight

Posted by Jody under: Weight Loss .

About 52 percent of American women consider themselves to be overweight and 40 percent are currently trying to lose weight. We experience greater overall weight gains and more notable weight fluctuations than men.

Obesity increases our risk for five of the leading causes of death — heart disease, stroke, diabetes, atherosclerosis and some types of cancer.
Our weight alone is not a sufficient measure to assess our risk for disease. Total body fat, fat distribution and the consequences of dieting must be considered as well.

About 70 percent of obese girls remain obese as adult women.

About 70 percent of young women try to lose weight. That dissatisfaction with their body weight stays with them into adulthood. Being overweight is more prevalent among women of color.

About 45 percent of African-American women are overweight, 41 percent of Mexican-American women, 40 percent of Puerto Rican-American women, 32 percent of Cuban-American women and 25 percent of white American women.

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