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Is the Standard American Diet Making You Sad, Sick, and Tired?

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 19: Perhaps it’s no coincidence that its abbreviation is S.A.D. More than a third of adults in America are obese, and more than 70 percent are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention.While a major factor for this crisis is a sedentary lifestyle, by far the biggest contributor is diet. Failing to break unhealthy eating habits for too long will come back in the form of pain and chronic inflammation, which, research shows, plays a role in obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Is the Standard American Diet Making You Sad, Sick, and Tired?

Perhaps it’s no coincidence that its abbreviation is S.A.D. More than a third of adults in America are obese, and more than 70 percent are overweight, according to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention.

While a major factor for this crisis is a sedentary lifestyle, by far the biggest contributor is diet. Failing to break unhealthy eating habits for too long will come back in the form of pain and chronic inflammation, which, research shows, plays a role in obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

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