Monday, April 19, 2010

What is Overnutrition?

What is Overnutrition

It results from eating too much, especially of “empty calories”, derived from
high-glycemic index products such as sugar and starch containing foods, which accumulate as excessive fat in our body, while also triggering the adverse-health consequences of Insulin – upsurges in our organism. In addition, our lack of physical exercise and deficiency in daily water intake, worsens the situation.

In the United States, this eating mode of our society has given way to our presently facing the most fearful, first non-infectious Epidemic in the history of our country : Obesity.

Unfortunately, our children (ages 6 to 19) have become the primary target among all demographic groups which are victims of this ever-growing Epidemic. More than 30% of all our children are now considered Overweight and more than half of them are considered Obese. To make things worse, the results of a recent study (just released on July 29, 2009) establishes that 2,700,000 children in the United States are already Severely Obese.

Dr. Augusto Agostini
Ph. D. in Nutrition

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