Study Suggest The Rise In Obesity Is Due To Inactivity, Not Over-eating

The researchers came to this conclusion after studying data for the last 20 years from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that shows there has been a sharp decline in levels of leisure time physical activity among Americans – especially among young women – accompanied by an increase in average body mass index (BMI), while calorie consumption has remained somewhat steady

More than half (51.7%) of female adults in the US reported no leisure-time physical activity in 2010. This proportion is nearly treble what it was in 1994, when 19.1% of adult American women reported doing no exercise.

For men, while the proportion who reported no leisure-time physical activity in 2010 was lower than for women, at 43.5%, this is nearly four times the 11.4% of men who said they did not exercise in 1994.

Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com

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