Known overweight and obesity risk factors

Known overweight and obesity risk factors

The prevalence of overweight is higher for men (70 percent) than women (62 percent). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of adults who are overweight or obese has continued to increase.
• About 68.3 million men age 20 and older are overweight or obese, that’s about 3.3 million more obese/overweight men than women!
• Of the 60 million obese adults in the U.S., 28.6 million of these are men.

On average, men die almost 6 years younger than women and suffer higher
mortality rates for …

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