obesity

HealthLine reports that obesity is an epidemic in the United States. The condition puts people at a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s estimated that in 2015–2016, 93.3 million (39.8 percent) American adults and 13.7 million (18.5 percent) American children and teens were clinically obese. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more.

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Can Obesity Shrink Your Brain?

Obese people may show some shrinkage in their brain tissue as early as middle age, a large new study confirms. The study, based on …