90% of men are fat
This is not an alarmist headline.
This is fact. It is hard to believe but this is fact.
The only thing that is different is the measurement in which researchers have concluded 90%. Researchers and scientists are starting to take into account more qualifiers that can decide if you are at risk to disease or heart failure.
Researchers reported earlier this year in the journal Frontiers of Public Health that up to 76 percent of the world’s population may be overfat.
The researchers focused on the top 30 developing countries, accrued the data and have found that 90% adult males are fat and 50% of children are overfat.
What is overfat – a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health
“The overfat category includes normal-weight people with increased risk factors for chronic disease, such as high abdominal fat, and those with characteristics of a condition called normal-weight metabolic obesity,” explains Maffetone.
Waist circumference may be a more practical solution than the bathroom scale for understanding your risks for disease.
This more descriptive and better terminology may lead to better awareness of overfat risks, and help healthcare professionals, public health officials and the public more easily address these problems.
This over fatness is inescapable in mostly English-speaking countries. Such as the US, New Zealand, Iceland, and Greece. In addition this is not good news for developing countries because they have typically followed western practices in lockstep.
Impairing health around the globe, weight gain and excess fat reeks havoc on almost every biological system we have. The excess abdominal fat is what is usually associated with increased risk of chronic disease and fatal illnesses. It also increases mortality, morbidity, and reduced quality of overall life. Not to mention all of these illnesses
coronary heart disease, stroke
Type 2 diabetes