Hi Its Andrew from the Foolish Couple.
The other day I talked about, how the younger generation is getting chronic conditions earlier and earlier.
Diabesity, or people who are obese and diabetic, is now becoming an epidemic problem with the younger generation.
A recent study shows that people aged 25-49 is at higher risk for certain types of cancer than people over 50. These cancers are showing up earlier in life, affecting their quality of life. And these statistics get worse for the next younger generation.
You are seeing younger and younger children that are not just slightly overweight but obese. According to the CDC, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. When I was growing up, there may be 1 fat kid in class. Nowadays 1 out of every 5 kids is overweight or obese.
In the past, next generations always lived longer than older generations due to new advances in medical technology and drugs.
We created this series called ‘Demystifying Fats’ because we grew up thinking that fats are fat. Fats makes us fat, and fat gives us high cholesterol, which leads to heart attacks.
But that’s not entirely true.
In this series, we’ll go deeper into the history of how this ‘belief’ about fats came from, and what is the real truth. We talk about how fats can heal our bodies and what we should eat that will not only improve our health, but eating the right kinds of fats can actually makes us leaner, gives us more energy and vitality, and keep us feeling younger and stronger.
Hi. We are the Foolish Couple. My name is Minna, and this is my husband Andy. So far, in this video series ‘Demystifying Fats and the Truth about Sugars’, we have been talking about fats. Today we are going to switch to sugars. Do you ever wonder if you have metabolic issues? We’ve often heard of the...