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Trends in Obesity and Severe Obesity Prevalence in US Youth and Adults by Sex and Age, 2007-2008 to 2015-2016

“Prevalence increased in men, women, adults aged 20 to 39 years and 40 to 59 years. There was no significant linear trend among adults 60 years and older. There were no significant quadratic trends. The adjusted model also showed a significant overall linear trend for severe obesity.”

Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in US Children, 1999–2016

“Despite previous reports that obesity in children and adolescents has remained stable or decreased in recent years, we found no evidence of a decline in obesity prevalence at any age. In contrast, we report a significant increase in severe obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years since the 2013–2014 cycle, a trend that continued upward for many subgroups.”

Body composition effects of short-term fasting using lemon and honey

“Of the 50 original participants, 44 finished the experiment.Those who remained lost a significant amount of weight, fat-free mass, and muscle mass, as well as reductions in their body mass index (BMI).”

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