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Obesity Is Top Health Concern For Americans, Study Shows

Americans view obesity as the top health concern for the nation, according to a survey of 1,509 adults conducted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and NORC at the University of Chicago. However, the survey also posits that many Americans think the disease is due to lack of willpower.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Not much of a study when many of the participants who are obese consider themselves to be simply overweight.  The chance of an obese person to lose weight and obtain a normal weight is about 1 in 1,000. The underlying cause is not lack of willpower, but lack of appropriate hormonal communication usually caused by diet-induced inflammation. The obesity crisis will not be resolved until the epidemic of inflammation is treated first.

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