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    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    OBESITY

    Obesity Prevalence in US by State from 2014

    Here is a summary and map of obesity prevalence in the US by state as of 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    They found that:

    • No state had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%.
    • 5 states and the District of Columbia had a prevalence of obesity between 20% and <25%.
    • 23 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam had a prevalence of obesity between 25% and <30%.
    • 19 states had a prevalence of obesity between 30% and <35%.
    • 3 states (Arkansas, Mississippi and West Virginia) had a prevalence of obesity of 35% or greater.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 11:59 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, August 22, 2013

    U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

    9.8% of U.S. female high school students are obese, 15.4% are overweight

    9.8% of U.S. high school females are obese, and 15.4% are overweight according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 3:20 pm | [0] comments

    U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

    11.5% of White U.S. high school students are obese, 18.2% of Blacks, and 14.1% of Hispanics

    11.5% of White U.S. high school students are obese, 18.2% of Black U.S. high school students, and 14.1% of Hispanic U.S. high school students according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 3:15 pm | [0] comments

    U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

    7.7% of White U.S. high school girls are obese, 18.6% of Black girls, and 8.6% of Hispanic girls

    7.7% of White U.S. high school girls are obese, 18.6% of Black U.S. high school girls, and 8.6% of Hispanic U.S. high school girls are obese according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 3:10 pm | [0] comments

    U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

    15% of White U.S. high school boys are obese, 17.7% of Black boys, and 19.2% of Hispanic boys

    15% of White U.S. high school boys are obese, 17.7% of Black U.S. high school boys, and 19.2% of Hispanic U.S. high school boys are obese according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 3:07 pm | [0] comments

    U.S OBESITY

    U.S. obesity rates by sex and age for each U.S state

    A table of U.S. obesity rates by age and sex for each U.S. state is attached.

    This if from the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 3:05 pm | [0] comments

    EXTREME OBESITY IN U.S.

    Extremely obese U.S. adults, 100 lbs over ideal body weight, grew from 1.4% in 1980 to 6.3% in 2010

    “Extreme Obesity Rates Rising Among Adults and Children: the number of extremely obese adults and children also has grown significantly over time. the rate of extremely obese adults grew from 1.4 percent from 1976–1980 to 6.3 percent during 2009–2010,” according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

    “An individual is considered extremely obese if his or her body mass index (BMI) is greater than or equal to 40, which is roughly the equivalent of being 100 pounds or more above ideal body weight.

    “The number of extremely obese women is nearly twice that of men (8.1 percent versus 4.4 percent).

    “For children and teens ages 2 to 19, severe obesity grew from 1.1 percent among boys and 1.3 percent among girls during 1976 to 1980 to 5.1 percent among boys and 4.7 percent among girls during 1999 to 2006.

    “Rates were particularly high among Hispanic boys (9 percent) and non-Hispanic Black girls (12.6 percent).”

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:59 pm | [0] comments

    U.S OBESITY

    U.S. Obesity rates by state as well as hypertension, diabetes and physical inactivity

    A table of obesity rates for each U.S. state is attached.

    This if from the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:50 pm | [0] comments

    U.S OBESITY

    U.S. Childhood obesity rates by state as well as physical inactivity

    A table of childhood obesity rates for each U.S. state is attached.

    This if from the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 2:30 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY & MORTALITY

    Obesity among U.S. boys 2-19 years old increased from 14% in 2000 to 18.6% in 2010

    “Childhood Obesity Rates Stabilizing: Researchers at the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) report that rates of childhood obesity have remained statistically the same for the past 10 years, with the exception of the prevalence of obesity among boys (2 to 19 years old) increased from
    14 percent in 1999 to 2000 to
    18.6 percent in 2009-2010,”
    according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

    “However, rates of obesity among children ages 2 to 19 are still far too high—more than triple what they were in 1980.”

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 11:49 am | [0] comments

    CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN U.S.

    16.9% of U.S. children 2-19 years were obese as of 2010 translating to 12 million children

    “According to the most recent National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES),
    16.9 percent of children ages 2 to 19 are obese, and
    31.7 percent are overweight or obese,”
    according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

    “This translates to more than 12 million children and adolescents who are obese and more than 23 million who are either obese or overweight.”

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 11:39 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    U.S. OBESITY

    Adult obesity in the U.S. above 30% in 13 states, above 25% in 41 states

    “Thirteen states now have adult obesity rates above 30 percent, 41 states have rates of at least 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent, according to the report,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

    “In 1980, no state was above 15 percent;
    in 1991, no state was above 20 percent;
    in 2000, no state was above 25 percent;
    in 2007, only Mississippi was above 30 percent,”

    “Since 2005, there has been some evidence that the rate of increase has been slowing.

    “In 2005, every state but one experienced an increase in obesity rates;
    in 2008, rates increased in 37 states;
    in 2010, rates increased in 28 states; and
    in 2011, rates increased in 16 states.”

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 2:05 pm | [0] comments

    U.S. OBESITY

    Adult obesity in the U.S. highest in Louisiana at 34.7%, Lowest in Colorado at 20.5%

    “Of the [U.S.] states with the 20 highest adult obesity rates, only Pennsylvania is not in the South or Midwest.

    “For the first time in eight years, Mississippi no longer has the highest rate—Louisiana at 34.7 percent is the highest, followed closely by Mississippi at 34.6 percent.

    “Colorado had the lowest rate at 20.5 percent.”

    This is according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 2:00 pm | [0] comments

    U.S. OBESITY & EDUCATION LEVEL

    U.S. obesity: 35% who did not graduate from high school are obese, but only 21% of college graduates

    “Obesity rates vary by education. More than 35 percent of adults (ages 26 and above) who did not graduate high school are obese, compared with 21.3 percent of those who graduated from college or technical college,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 1:50 pm | [0] comments

    U.S. OBESITY & INCOME

    U.S. obesity: 31% who earn less than $25,000 per year are obese verses 25% who earn $50,000 per year

    “Obesity rates vary by income. More than 31 percent of adults (ages 18 and above) who earn less than $25,000 per year were obese, compared with 25.4 percent of those who earn at least $50,000 per year.,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 1:40 pm | [0] comments

    U.S. OBESITY

    U.S. obesity: 9 of 10 states with highest rates of type 2 diabetes and hypertension are in the South

    “Nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of type 2 diabetes and hypertension are in the South,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 1:20 pm | [0] comments

    U.S. OBESITY

    U.S. obesity: Two-thirds (68.7 percent) of American adults are either overweight or obese

    “More than two-thirds (68.7 percent) of American adults are either overweight or obese,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 1:10 pm | [0] comments

    U.S. OBESITY

    In the past 30 years US adult obesity rates have more than doubled from 15% in 1980 to 35.7% in 2010

    “In the past 30 years, adult obesity rates have more than doubled — from 15 percent in 1976–1980 to 35.7 percent in 2009–2010,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 1:00 pm | [0] comments

    U.S. OBESITY

    The average American adult is more than 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960

    “The average American adult is more than 24 pounds heavier today than in 1960,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 12:50 pm | [0] comments

    U.S. OBESITY

    35.8% of U.S. men are obese versus 35.5% of U.S. women

    “Gender Gap Closing: Ten years ago, the obesity rate for women was significantly higher than the rate for men — 33.4 percent compared with 27.5 percent,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

    “Currently, men’s (35.8 percent) and women’s (35.5 percent) obesity rates are essentially the same.”

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 12:30 pm | [0] comments

    U.S. OBESITY AMONG MEN

    36.2% of White U.S. men obese, 38.8% of Black men, 36.6% of Mexican-American men

    “Obesity rates for men are relatively similar among different racial/ethnic groups:
    36.2 percent among White men;
    38.8 percent among Black men; and
    36.6 percent among Mexican-American men,”
    according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 12:10 pm | [0] comments

    U.S. OBESITY AMONG WOMEN

    32.2% of White U.S. women obese, 58.5% of Black women, 44.9% of Mexican-American women

    “However, women’s rates vary significantly:
    32.2 percent among White women;
    58.5 percent among Black women; and
    44.9 percent among Mexican-American women,”
    according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 12:00 pm | [0] comments

    Sunday, September 02, 2012

    OBESITY IN THE U.S.

    46% of men are obese when defined as having more than 25% body fat

    Forty-six percent (46%) of U.S. men are obese when defined as having more than 25% body fat or more according to a study by Eric Braverman, MD and Nirav R. Shah, MD.

    Using a BMI cutoff of 30, only 26% of these men were classified as obese.

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    OBESITY IN THE U.S.

    74% of women are obese when defined as having more than 30% body fat

    Seventy-four percent (74%) of U.S. women are obese when defined as having more than 30% body fat or more according to a study by Eric Braverman, MD and Nirav R. Shah, MD.

    Using a BMI cutoff of 30, only 26% of these women were classified as obese.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 2:30 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, March 26, 2012

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Prevalence of obesity varies nearly 10-fold among countries; 4% in Japan and Korea, to 34% in the US

    "The prevalence of obesity... varies tenfold among [34] countries, from a low of 4% in Japan and Korea, to 30% or more in the United States and Mexico," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    It's mission is to "promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 3:23 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Women more likely to be obese in Chile, Turkey and Mexico; men in Russia, Luxembourg and Spain

    "In Chile, Turkey and Mexico, a greater proportion of women are obese, whereas in the Russian Federation, Luxembourg and Spain men are more likely to be obese," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    It's mission is to "promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 3:09 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Obesity prevalence has more than doubled over the past 20 years in Australia and New Zealand

    "Obesity prevalence has more than doubled over the past 20 years in Australia and New Zealand, and increased by half in the United Kingdom and the United States," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    It's mission is to "promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 3:00 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Obesity prevalence has more than doubled over the past 20 years in Australia and New Zealand

    "Obesity prevalence has more than doubled over the past 20 years in Australia and New Zealand, and increased by half in the United Kingdom and the United States," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 2:40 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    20-24% of adults in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland are obese

    "Some 20-24% of adults in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland are obese, about the same rate as in the United States in the early 1990s," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    "Obesity rates in many western European countries have also increased substantially over the past decade. The rapid rise occurred regardless of where levels stood two decades ago.


    "Obesity almost doubled in both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, even though the current rate in the Netherlands is around half that in the United Kingdom."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 2:30 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    In most countries, the rise in obesity has affected all population groups

    "In most countries, the rise in obesity has affected all population groups, regardless of sex, age, race, income or education level, but to varying extents," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    "Evidence from a number of countries (Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States) indicates that obesity tends to be more common among individuals in disadvantaged socio-economic groups, especially women.


    "There is also a relationship between the number of years spent in full-time education and obesity, with the most educated individuals displaying lower rates.


    "Again, the gradient in obesity is stronger in women than in men."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 2:10 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Obesity is a known risk factor for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and some cancers

    "The rise in overweight and obesity is a major public health concern," notes a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which has been around for 50 years.

    "Obesity is a known risk factor for numerous health problems, including hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory problems (asthma), musculoskeletal diseases (arthritis) and some forms of cancer.


    "Mortality risk also increases sharply once the overweight threshold is crossed (Sassi, 2010)."

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 2:00 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Obesity among US males 32.2%; US females 35.5%

    Here is a table showing the prevalence of obesity in males versus females in various countries.

    Obesity among US male adults is 32.2%, whereas obesity among US female adults is 35.5%.


    It is from a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 1:50 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY STATISTICS

    Obesity in the US has increased from 23% in 1990 to 31% in 2000 to 34% in 2009

    Obesity among US adults has increased from 23% in 1990 to 31% in 2000 to 34% in 2009 as shown in the attached chart from a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 1:30 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009-2010, 7 million US boys and 5.5 million US girls aged 2-19 were obese

    In 2009-2010, 7 million US boys and 5.5 million US girls aged 2-19 were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:38 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    In 2009–2010, 15.7% of US girls, 6- to 11-years-old, were obese

    In 2009–2010, 15.7% of US girls, 6- to 11-years-old, were obese according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:26 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, the prevalence of obesity increased among men, but not among women

    Between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, the prevalence of obesity increased among men, but not among women according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010, as reported by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 11:22 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, August 02, 2011

    BODY FAT

    Average American men have 28% body fat according to 1999-2004 national survey

    Average American men have 28% body fat according to data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) 1999-2004. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 02, 2011 10:20 am | [0] comments

    BODY FAT

    Average American women have 40% body fat according to 1999-2004 national survey

    Average American women have 40% body fat according to data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) 1999-2004. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 02, 2011 10:18 am | [0] comments

    Friday, July 22, 2011

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Obesity rates in US states by gender

    Here is a table showing the adult obesity rates in US states by gender -- Men and Women -- as shown in the report "F" as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America's Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 9:12 am | [0] comments

    OBESITY IN THE US

    Rates of Obesity by U.S. States, 20 years ago, 15 years ago, 10 years ago and currently

    Here is a table showing the percentage of adults who are obese in each US state, 20 years ago, 15 years ago, 10 years ago, and currently as shown in the report "F" as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future from Trust for America's Health, published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 22, 2011 9:12 am | [0] comments
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