Ed, obesity is at ever growing proportions here (the US) and now in some parts of the world. I think some cases might be because of medical conditions but most others because of lifestyle. The reason I believe this is because of the sudden increase in obesity ("sudden" means last 40, 50 years) that coincides with lifestyle changes of eating and activity or rather INactivity. Be that as it may, obesity is also causing an increase in related medical problems like diabetes, heart ailments, joint problems, back problems to name a few. There has been a lot of attention to this in recent years in all the media. Whether or not this is making a difference is hard to tell yet. What I know about
diet and nutrition now
, as opposed to years ago, is that eating too many carbohydrates will pack on the pounds and keep them there. Lack of regular exercise will add to the problems. These are two rather simple ways to help lose and control weight. A third way is having a full-length mirror. Shocking and blunt!
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"pre-diabetic" controlled so far by diet and exercise
following low/no carb diet, no meds