09 Jul '11, 1am

Obesity Is An Epidemic In the U.S. | Care2 Causes

Obesity Is An Epidemic In the U.S. | Care2 Causes

“This country is dying on its knees,” said Jamie Oliver , the celebrity chef from the U.K., during his ABC television show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Obesity is definitely a healthcare crisis. A recent report shows that it is also an epidemic. The report titled, F As In Fat: How Obesity Threatens America found that 68 percent of American adults are either overweight or obese. The report is the eighth annual report by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). “Obesity is one of the most challenging health crises the country has ever faced,” the report states, and the report’s data backs up the statement. Twenty years ago, no state had an obesity rate above 15 percent. Fifteen years ago, Mississippi had the highest obesity rate at 19.4 percent, which is lower than the lowest ranking state today (Colorado at 19.8 percent). Seve...

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