Health implications of overweight and obesity in the United States.

  title={Health implications of overweight and obesity in the United States.},
  author={Theodore B Van Itallie},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={103 6 ( Pt 2)},
The second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that 26% of U.S. adults, or about 34 million people aged 20 to 75 years, are overweight. The survey used a body mass index of 27.8 kg/m2 or greater for men and 27.3 or greater for women to define overweight. Prevalence of overweight increases with advancing age and is generally much higher among black women than among white women. Women below the poverty line have a much higher prevalence of overweight between ages 25 and 55… CONTINUE READING

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