September 5, 2022 · 7:00 PM
From the Journal of Weight problems:
…. 10-year weight acquire is considerably larger in US ladies in comparison with males. On common (±SE), ladies gained 5.4 ± 0.3 kg and 9.2 ± 0.4 p.c of their preliminary weight over the earlier 10 years, whereas males gained 2.6 ± 0.2 kg and three.8 ± 0.3 p.c of their preliminary weight. basically, in comparison with US males, ladies gained about twice as a lot weight (kg) and a pair of.4 instances extra weight expressed as a p.c of preliminary weight, over the earlier 10 years. Fourth, 10-year weight acquire is considerably larger in Non-Hispanic Blacks than in different racial teams, particularly NH [non-Hispanic] Black ladies. Furthermore, 10-year weight acquire is considerably decrease in Non-Hispanic Asians in comparison with different racial classes.
When you assume in kilos as a substitute of kilograms, like me, be aware that 1 kg = 2.2 lb.
Since 2000, US weight problems in adults has elevated from 30% to 42% of the inhabitants. This does not even embrace suspected pandemic-related weight acquire.
imply [~average] 10-year weight acquire was 4.2 ± 0.2 kg or 6.6 ± 0.2% of preliminary physique weight inside america.
The incidence of extreme weight problems had elevated from 5% in 2000 to virtually 10% now. (The article seemingly defines “extreme weight problems” however I did not catch it in my fast scan.)
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Steve Parker, MD