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40% of U.S. Women Are Now Obese

Rates of obesity in the United States are high, and among women they are increasing. The number of Americans who are overweight or obese continues to reach shocking highs, with some estimates that more than two-thirds of American adults are now overweight or obese. Now, a new study reveals that while obesity rates in men have plateaued, rates have continued to rise among women.

Read the full article at: time.com

For nearly three decades, American men and women have been mostly growing fatter together. But in recent years, for reasons researchers still don’t understand, women have broken away – with more of them becoming fatter faster. According to the journal TIME, the number of adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, which is considered high-risk obesity, was 7.7%. For men specifically it was 5.5% and for women it was 9.9%. BMI is not a perfect measure of health and is based on a person’s weight and height ratio rather than their actual amount of body fat. It is highly time for an entirely different approach, one that emphasizes the association with the food and and the person to ensure that the correct amount of nutrients are being taken. Mostly of the Americans say that they are tracking their diet, of which 40 million people are using manual diet and nutrition apps. By facilitating food intake tracking through automation, DietSensor marks the beginning of the next generation of technological nutritional tools to empower and coach its user to regain control of their daily food intake. We all know that balanced nutrition becomes tedious with time, yet is the best tool for prevention. DietSensor uses the SCiO, the world’s first handled spectrometer, to emphasize the adoption of a healthy eating pattern that fits into a person’s lifestyle, rather than recommending specific amounts of different foods, such as vegetables or meats. These patterns can be tailored to an individual’s personal preferences, enabling Americans to choose the diet that is right for them. There’s also the Smart Diet Scale, which allows you to know the precise weight of the food being consumed. The groundbreaking of the Diet Scale is simple, fast and effective. However a first scale will be available this year, and the pocket size scale should come in 2017. For more info visit DietSensor.com or join our list dietsensor.com/wait-list/.