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Another obesity study

A new study released this week at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Weight of the Nation” meeting predicts 42% of Americans may be obese by 2030, and 11% could be severely obese. As of 2010, about 36% of adults were obese, which is roughly 30 pounds over a healthy weight. 6% were severely obese, which is 100 or more pounds over a healthy weight.
The study is published online in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The increase in the obesity rate would mean 32 million more obese people within two decades … on top of 78 million people who were obese in 2010.
Extra weight takes a huge toll on health … increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, many types of cancer, sleep apnea, and other debilitating and chronic illnesses.
Obesity is a major contributor to the increase in health care spending over the past 20 years.
Truth is, all Americans are paying for increasing health care costs for our heavier fellow citizens.
 
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Our thought for today is from Paul Dudley White:
 
“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.”


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05/11/2012 1:12AM
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