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Can We Ignore Unhealthy Lifetsyles?

August 10, 2009

Expanding Obesity Rate- Fact

Obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years

About 32 percent of American adults are obese

The incidence of obesity, a major cause of diabetes, stroke and heart attacks, has more than doubled in the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Without obesity, spending by the government-funded Medicaid program for the poor would be 8.5 percent less and Medicare would be lowered by 11.8 percent,.

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