- The stock market fall today continued because of Brexit (scroll down to view my two postings on this subject on Wednesday and Friday--or go to the right column and find those articles near the bottom in BLOG ARCHIVES), but the drop was less than half of what happened on Friday, with Japan and China showing positive movement. The U.S. Dow could well decline a total of 1000 (-5.5%) points during this Friday-Monday two-day period, but most European stocks sunk at least 10%. Generally (maybe two-thirds of the time) recession follows six months or so after a 10%-15% decline of the market. So let's see what this coming Friday brings, and some recovery from today can be anticipated. However, the Brexit affect on the world economy awaits where things will be around the time of U.S. Presidential Elections this Fall.
Four decades ago, the world had twice the number of underweight people than those obese. Today, there are more obese individuals that those underweight. However, while this trend towards fatter people continues upwards, women in Singapore, Japan, Czech Republic, Belgium, France and Switzerland have maintained about the same Body Mass Index (BMI) during these past 40 years. Funny, though, that as we get more overweight, global life expectancies have also continued to increase. While the above sentences seem confusing, it is important to understand that overweight has long been considered to be unacceptable, but now, as you shall see, could well be desired, but obesity should still be avoided.
- Hypertension or high blood pressure
- Dyslipidemia -– An abnormal concentration of fat in the bloodstream.
- Type 2 diabetes – Insulin resistant diabetes
- Coronary heart disease – The buildup of plaques in the main arteries of the heart.
- Stroke – The blockage of blood flow to the brain
- Gallbladder Disease – Can cause nausea and fever, caused by gallstones.
- Sleep Apnea – Problems breathing during sleep.
- Respiratory Problems
people who have a BMI of 27 now have the lowest risk of dying in the United Kingdom. (I show these two flags just to link Captain Cook to Hawaii, our flag above, whereas to the right is that of the United Kingdom.)