The Price We Pay
What exactly do we pay for with each mouthful of food we overeat? What does it cost us when we consume more calories than we expend in movement and exercise? It costs us a great deal more than we realize. We now know obesity costs over 500,000 cancer cases each year (breast, colon, endometrial, gallbladder, prostate and kidney).
The global cost of obesity is over $2 trillion annually — slightly more than the cost of smoking, armed violence, war and terrorism. These costs include missed work days, lower productivity, and higher health care costs.
Cancer isn’t the only disease associated with obesity. Diseases attributed to obesity include: Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and enlarged heart, sleep disorders, hypertension, polycystic ovarian syndrome, gastro-reflux disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, hernias, erectile dysfunction, dementia, urinary incontinence, stroke, depression, osteoarthritis, gout, gallbladder disease, and asthma, just to name a few.
Why am I sharing all of this? Many of you asked for help regarding your over-eating and food addiction being out of control. If we do not take a scientific and medical look at what we are doing to our bodies we are contributing to obesity and our premature painful death.
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