Monday, January 28, 2013

80% US Men, 77% Women Overweight

The United States clearly has a weight problem. The World Health Organization says a third of American adults were obese in 2008, and 69.4 percent were overweight. Two years later, WHO said 80 percent of American adult men were overweight, along with 77 percent of women. Obesity accounts for at least $150 billion a year in American health care spending.

-from "Obesity and its Consequences Spreading Rapidly" in the Dallas Morning News.

This is getting to be pretty old news.  In light of the government (and its taxpayers) having taken on the task of keeping us all well, perhaps we will see a different approach to the farm subsidies that prop up the meat, fructose corn syrup enablers, sugar, and cow milk producers.

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