30 Nov '16, 7pm

REPORT: 1.5 billion people are overweight. But eating the right fats can help combat obesity.

Of the more than 7 billion people in the world, a significant number are either overweight or obese. It's true even in countries we commonly think of as underdeveloped or impossibly remote.1 (After all, the "golden arches" can be found in El Salvador, the Czech Republic and even Siberia.) In fact, the journal Open Heart reported that, based on body mass index (BMI), 1.5 billion people are overweight, and 500 million of them are classified as obese . Worse, it's a growing statistic. Dr. Artemis Simopoulos, founder of the Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, a nonprofit educational organization in the District of Columbia, along with Dr. James DiNicolantonio, from Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas, authored the editorial. Simopoulos asserted that nutritional guidelines focused on calorie intake have "failed miserably over the past 30 years." "Since 198...

Full article: https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/omega-fix-obesity-h...

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