Scientists call for public health action as they highlight the dangers of the so-called overfat pandemic that is currently sweeping the United States.
Obesity and excessive weight are public health concerns; over 70 percent of U.S. adults are either obese or overweight. But being overweight or obese is not the only thing that we should be worried about, new research warns.
The \"overfat pandemic\" is a public health crisis in the U.S. and around the world, write researchers Philip Maffetone, Ivan Rivera-Dominguez, and Paul B. Laursen, in a study recently published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health.
Paul B. Laursen is the corresponding author of the study and a professor at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.
As the researchers explain, the term overfat describes excessive body fat that builds up in certain parts of the body, and it can affect even individuals who are of normal weight. Such a buildup of fat can still pose serious threats to one's health.
Jul 27, 2017
Source: Medical News Today