10-Year Weight Gain in US AdultsPosted: Jul 28 in Medical Weight Loss News by Dr. Lazarus
This month in the Journal of Obesity, a study was published that looked at patterns of weight gain in over 13,000 US adults over a 10 year period.
During the study period, the average US adult gained 9.2 pounds / 6.6% of their initial body weight. However, there were significant differences in the amount gained based on gender, age and race.
Women gained twice as much as men (12 pounds vs. 5.7 pounds).
Non-Hispanic blacks, and particularly women, gained more than other groups.
Young adults (36-39 years old) gained the most, and the amount is reduced each decade thereafter.
I was honored to have the opportunity to provide comments on this study for an article published in US News – click here to read more.