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(April 11, 2008)

Overweight Men 

Men who have a BMI of more than 25 % are likely to be overweight or obese (BMI more than 30 %). Overweight men simply have excess weight that is beyond a healthy ideal body weight. This weight gain is due to faulty eating habits like including lots of calorie-dense fatty and sweet foods and lack of physical activity. Men also get more calories from alcohol compared to women. Although many alcoholic drinks mention that they are carbohydrate free they have alcohol.

Alcohol by itself is high in calories and provides 7 calories per gram which is near to fat which provides 9 calories per gram. Also the accompaniments and snacks which are taken while drinking are fried or loaded with fat which add on more calories than alcohol in the diet. Overweight men should watch their weight and try to maintain an ideal body weight if they want to avoid risk for a series of other diseases like diabetes, impotence or erectile dysfunction, heart diseases, high cholesterol levels, hypertension, joint diseases and cancer. Lifestyle modifications which involve a healthy balanced diet and regular physical activity should be the mantra to lose weight and remain fit and healthy. This will also help to reduce the risk of all the mentioned diseases.  

Submitted by S M on April 11, 2008 at 08:25


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