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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Obesity Rate in the USA DOWN 43% in Ten Years



Wow... this is a headline in the New York Times today... the implications for the future are spectacular if this trend were to keep up... lower healthcare costs because of the concomitant diseases that often accompany obesity... diabetes, joint disease, heart disease, cancer. If this is combined with education, exercise and other opportunities for more comfortable people, it could develop into new budget opportunities in the USA. One can only hope that this trend will continue and be reflected in Canada and Mexico.

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BREAKING NEWSTuesday, February 25, 2014 4:10 PM EST
Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% Over Past Decade, Federal Survey Finds
Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a stunning 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke.
The drop emerged from a major federal health survey that experts say is the gold standard for evidence on what Americans weigh. The trend came as a welcome surprise to researchers. New evidence has shown that obesity takes hold young: Children who are overweight or obese between age 3 and 5 are five times as likely to be overweight or obese as adults.

There is more at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/health/obesity-rate-for-young-children-plummets-43-in-a-decade.html?emc=edit_na_20140225&_r=0


 

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