Is Our Ideal Weight Getting Fatter, Too?
(BlackDoctor.org) — The newest research is in, and Americans are, on average, 20 pounds heavier than they were 20 years ago. And it also seems that our stated ideal weight is now heavier than it used to be. So, as Americans get fatter, we have also lowered the bar on what we would like to weigh, following the trend towards higher weights and an increase in illnesses related to weight. And if we do indeed weigh more, eat less healthy food, and suffer from more chronic diseases than ever before, is it any wonder that the cost of health care also continues to rise?
Diabetes and Weight
It’s very clear that abdominal fat and overall weight are indicative of the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, and abdominal fat is common among a large number of Americans.
According to some suggestions, a good way to determine if you are at risk of diabetes is to do the following: