2023 Author: Adelina Croftoon | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 12:05
According to medical research, in ten years, half of the US population will be obese, writes The Trumpet
Experts with alarm draw attention to the fact that we are talking about a severe degree of this ailment, and in the future this trend will only intensify. The so-called body positive movement, which upholds the American's right to be fat, adds fuel to the fire.
According to a study published Dec. 19 by the New England Journal of Medicine, 48.9% of US adults will be obese by 2030 by 2030, The Trumpet reports.
In no less than 29 American states, over 50% of the adult population will be obese, and in none of the 50 states will the percentage of people be less than 35% overweight.
“What's even more alarming is the rise in severe obesity,” notes lead author Zachary Ward. According to the study, by 2030, one in four adults will be severely obese, in which a person weighs more than 100 pounds over ideal body weight, or about 45 kg.
According to the scientist, at the national level, severe obesity will become the most common problem associated with body mass index. "The prevalence will be over 25 percent in 25 states," Ward said.
According to the study, if the US population continues to move in the same direction as it is now, significant obesity within 10 years will become as ubiquitous as obesity to a lesser extent in the 1990s. While the study notes differences between states and demographic groups, one trend is clear: America's population is getting fatter, The Trumpet emphasizes.
The country's obesity rate is higher than ever before, according to a Trust for America's Health report, affecting about a third of Americans of all ages. In 2012, no state had an adult obesity rate higher than 35%. By 2018, nine states had obesity rates of at least 35%. Over the past six years, obesity rates in 33 states have increased significantly, according to the article.
The main contributor to the rise in obesity is the total amount of added sugar consumed by young and old people. Foods such as soft drinks, cookies, cakes, energy drinks, ice cream and cereals are the largest sources of added sugar in the average American diet.
And according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Journal, more than 80% of infants and young children consume additional sugars in their diets every day, as opposed to the recommended amount of zero. This creates an unhealthy situation among people from a very early age, the newspaper notes.
"Research has shown that eating patterns set at an early age will shape eating patterns in the future," said Kirsten Herrick of the National Institutes of Health. Despite years of fighting obesity and nearly $ 150 billion in annual health care costs, it looks like the problem will only get worse.
In addition, the movement of "body positive" contributes to the normalization of obesity. It is designed to challenge social norms and ideas about the physical body and encourage people to love themselves for who they are, explains the author of the article. From its inception, this movement has been designed to combat ridicule of overweight, stigmatization or discriminatory behavior against obese and overweight people.
Despite the risk of going too far when it comes to attacking, insulting and criticizing overweight people, it is also dangerous to ignore the fact that being overweight or underweight is unhealthy, The Trumpet emphasizes. This movement to protect people from abuse has grown into promoting unhealthy lifestyles that are fueling obesity among Americans.
Over the years, the only constant in the rush between weight loss, diet, and now satisfaction with being overweight has been the Bible and its laws regarding health and nutrition. The Bible encourages people to eat the right amount of the right kind of food.
One of the authors of The Trumpet, Ron Fraser, wrote about biblical prophecy about obesity. According to him, this is the prophecy of Moses about how the uprising of the Anglo-Saxon peoples against God will eventually end. From Fraser's point of view, we are talking about the modern generation of people who refuse to even think about the possibility that their "national and individual rebellion against the Creator could lead to spiritual and psychic density and physical obesity."
The Bible says that when God created the earth, environment, vegetation and animals for food, he saw that it was good, writes The Trumpet. It is human efforts to improve and modify the perfect divine creation by adding sugars and other substances that create problems, the publication emphasizes.
According to writer Jeremiah Jacques, the propensity of most food companies to genetically modify, process and improve food only works to "deprive natural food of many nutrients." Such nutrition was not part of God's plan, as well as the subsequent life of a person with obesity. According to his plan, a person should live a full life, in spiritual and physical health.
This means avoiding the extremes of both malnutrition and overeating. A person must live and eat according to the laws of health established by God in the Bible, The Trumpet concludes.