Most of the large restaurants that have their restaurant chains in the US are heavily criticized due to lack of awareness and their role in the country’s fatness plague and it is planned that now all the leading and large chain restaurants in US will keep a check on their calories and will count calories on their menus.
It is agreed by Chain restaurants that from now onwards they will describe the number of calories along with other important and crucial info on their menu cards such as information about the amount of sugar along with information about salt as well as cholesterol.
It is also a possibility that restaurants may also include menu labeling law as well and this point is one of the hottest talked topics in the whole nation today. Obesity epidemic is a very crucial topic on the whole nation and most of the young generation is also suffering from this problem. Therefore, it is important to take some serous attention towards obesity epidemic so that this problem can be solved.
There is another good news if you are a white American as studies have proved that white American are at a lesser risk of getting obese due to low sleep compared to the blacks. The survey was conducted among 29000 adults of different age group from 15 to 85 and it was found that 52 percent of blacks and 35 percent of whites where obese. Both these groups of men reported to have a low sleep rate that is five hours or less. The low sleep rates of blacks were 12 percent and that of whites were 8 percent.
The study also found that the obesity to low sleep ratio came around 1.78 to the black Americans and it was 1.35 for the whites. This clearly showed that blacks 35 percent higher risks of getting obese when compared to the whites. This was also a clear indication that black had lesser sleep and thus have a higher risks of obesity. Though this might be a good news to the whites, this study is a clear indication to the people of United States that low sleep is the main cause for obesity. This study was to be presented at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies annual meeting, in Chicago.
Research has proved that Obesity may not worsen Asthma as reported earlier but could dampen the response to its medication. Asthma is normally treated by use of corticosteroids that results in overweight situation.
This has raised concern that obese people with Asthma may not respond well to medication. It is therefore, very important that doctors review and reassess obese patients after receiving treatments with inhaled steroids. If this is not reached there are possibilities that obese people with Asthma may be less effectively treated.
Asthma has become more prevalent and doctors think that there could be a relationship between being obese and asthma. In fact many think that obesity and Asthma are related particularly with obesity increasing the risk of Asthma development.
One research study done last year claimed that obese people with asthma are more likely to be hospitalized as compared to those individuals with asthma who are normal weight. Study by the Sutherlands, however, has proved this not to be true. “Obese people fared slightly worse on standard measure of asthma severity like lung function but not enough to result in any clinical difference” Sutherland said.
Heavier people have shortness of breath. This should not be linked with asthma. However, it is true that more research is required to make these findings clear.
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