Obesity in America


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Obesity in America
It must be a sign of the times, but food experts rate a Los Angeles chain called “Fat Burger” as a top choice for fast food. We are a nation that overeats, under-exercises and pays the penalty with more heart attacks, growing numbers of even youngsters with diabetes. Obesity certainly is considered aa leading risk factor for diabetes. "Some eighty to eighty-five percent of those diagnosed with adult on-set diabetes are overweight” (Bierman and Toobey 11). However, the fact remains that it is the American life-style and the abundance of food choices that are not necessarily healthy which cause obesity to be a national problem, a problem surely to get worse as more and more of our young people, even toddlers are...
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.....ar on Pizza; The federal food police
single out the sacred slice--and pick a smart fight”
New York Magazine, Feb. 14, 2011
“First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary Arne Duncan and
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Work with
Education Stakeholders to Increase Participation in the
HealthierUS School Challenge and Advance Goals of
First Lady's Let's Move” Lanham:
Education Department Documents and Publications Mar. 2
Johnson, Todd Dineley: “New book highlights standards
for preventing childhood obesity” Washington:
The Nation’s Health March, 2011, Vol. 41, issue 2
“Obesity; Lap Band - Approximately 33 Percent of Adults
in America are Obese LAP BAND Surgery Can Improve Your
Life: Atlanta: Medical Letter on the CDC & FDA
Dec. 28, 2008