Yo-Yo Dieting May be Killing You

person on a scale The worldwide obesity epidemic continued in 2016, despite aggressive educational programs, public awareness of its ramifications and countless changes in the ways processed foods are prepared. It seems to be getting worse, not better. About 38 percent of adults in the U.S. are considered clinically obese and 71 percent are considered overweight, based on research from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This has led to an explosion of obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Billions of dollars have been spent on preventive programs, diets and medical treatments, but the deadly trend continues. To make matters worse, it is estimated that after losing weight by means of extreme diets and exercise, about 80 percent regain the weight after a short amount of time. According to recent research, rapidly and repeatedly losing and regaining weight may increase the risk