As documented in Wikipedia with artifacts: “Obesity in the United States is a major health issue resulting in numerous diseases, specifically increased risk of certain types of cancer, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, as well as significant increases in early mortality and economic costs.”
CHS (Centers for Health Statistics) report depicted 42.4% of U.S. adults as obese in 2018. Stats are higher for men (43%) and a little lower for women (41.9%). Almost half of our population is obese.
We feel too hungry and eat too much.
Even though hunger is a natural feeling and essential for our health, excessive and emotional hunger causes substantial health risks.
Hunger is a potent emotion. We need this useful emotion for our survival. Natural hunger serves the purpose of nourishment. However, false hunger causes issues like obesity, diabetes, stroke, heart problems and many more.
Several hormones affect hunger and satiety feelings. Two major hormones are critical in controlling the hunger-satiety process in our body. These hormones are leptin and ghrelin. Unless we understand the roles and functions of these two critical hormones, hunger will stay a mystery.
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