“Your whole life you’ve been told that diet and exercise are the keys to a healthy weight,” says Liz Neporent in an ABC News article, “5 Surprising Thinfluences on Your Weight.” But this begs the question, isn’t there more to the equation than simply what you eat?
In an ABC News Twitter chat moderated by Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News’ Chief Health and Medical Editor, panelists were asked to answer a series of questions about common diet and health influences. Stephanie Dean, a registered dietician on staff at Baylor Scott & White Health, participated in the chat.
How common is obesity or being overweight in America? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 35.1 percent of adults 20 years and older are obese, while 69 percent are overweight.
So what can we do to control this obesity epidemic? Control your thinfluences according to experts in this ABC News (#abcDrBchat) Twitter chat below.