More Americans have special diets

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More Americans today are following weight loss diets and other specialized diets than a decade ago, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In the survey, 17% of respondents reported that they followed some kind of diet in the period 2017-2918, while 14% of respondents said so 10 years ago. Over the same period, the obesity rate among Americans rose from 34% to 42%. The report notes that nearly half of American adults suffer from diet-related chronic diseases – such as diabetes and heart disease – and many choose specialized diets as a way to prevent these diseases or improve their health if they already have them. there is.

An analysis of the survey results for a more extended period, 2015-2018, showed that women are more likely to diet than men. More Americans age 40 and older also follow the diet, compared with the age group 20 to 39. As for the diet aimed at weight loss, the most obese Americans follow such a diet – 23%, those who are overweight – 17% and have a normal or below normal weight – 8%. As for the division by race and ethnicity, the results here were: 18% of white American adults, 16% of Hispanics, and 15% of blacks and Asian people followed the diet.

Low-calorie weight loss diets gained in popularity between 2008 and 2018 and remain the most popular diet category today. And while the popularity of low-carb (low-sugar) diets has increased, the popularity of low-fat and hypocholesterol (low-cholesterol) diets has declined.

Published in the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets” No. 0 dated November 30 -0001

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Eat for health!

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