By The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 27, 2014
Here are some resources if you’d like to read more about the growing problem of obesity in the United States.
From The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
The Center for Disease Control has a great many articles available regarding obesity and weight loss. It’s a terrific resource and the material is very readable.
Here are links to two of their articles about obesity in the U.S.:
And here’s the link to a very informative CDC article about the importance of physical activity:
From the Harvard School of Public Health:
An Epidemic of Obesity: U.S. Obesity Trends
From the article:
In 1990, obese adults made up less than 15 percent of the population in most U.S. states. By 2010, 36 states had obesity rates of 25 percent or higher, and 12 of those had obesity rates of 30 percent or higher.
An Article from The Washington Post:
Obesity Threatens a Generation
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
“The trouble is a quarter-century of unprecedented growth in girth. Although the rest of the nation is much heavier, too, among those ages 6 to 19 the rate of obesity has not just doubled, as with their parents and grandparents, but has more than tripled.”
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