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There's a lot of information bombarding us these days about what to eat, what to avoid, what makes us fat. But how much of that information is actually accurate. Indeed, recent studies suggest that one ingredient or another is solely to blame for making Americans fat. At this time of year, when many of us focus on our eating habits and dieting, it's important to dispel fact from fiction.
There is no doubt that obesity continues to be a serious health issue in the U.S. A shocking study recently published by the Centers for Disease Control estimated roughly 42 percent of Americans may end up obese by 2030, up from roughly 35 percent today. This would likely mean an increase in obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart and liver disease.
While there is still more research that needs to be done to help prevent this projection from becoming reality, for now we need to concentrate on what we know: eat balanced meals, control portion sizes and get regular exercise. Many experts agree: eating sugar in moderation is part of a regular, healthy diet.
Play the video to hear from Dr. James Rippe, one of the leading health authorities on preventive cardiology, health and fitness and healthy weight loss.