The number of people who are obese or overweight is staggering, a bigger population than was even alive in the 1920s. Extra weight is typically associated with pain. To get started with weight loss, try these body-trimming foods.
Obesity, chronic pain & life expectancy
Three out of ten people are now overweight or obese worldwide, a total population of 2.1 billion. That figure is up from 857 million in 1980 and is greater than the entire population in 1927, which was 2 billion. Obesity is described by Harvard University and other major institutions as one of the world’s most challenging epidemics.
Obesity is linked to chronic pain of virtually every type, including arthritis, low back pain, and migraine. The problem is essentially straightforward, notes the Arthritis Foundation: additional weight adds to the amount of pressure experienced throughout the body (such as the joints in the case of osteoarthritis). What’s more, those extra pounds may take up to eight years off your life, according to a McGill University study. Read more