Public Health Issue: Obesity


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Public Health Issue: Obesity
In a recent New York Times article, Obesity Rates Keep Rising, Troubling Health Officials, experts warn about the growing problem of obesity in the nation. As the article states, a report released by health officials from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the summer of 2010 shows that obesity is on the rise at an alarming rate. In 2007, three states in the union had obesity rates over 30 percent; but by 2009, the number of states with obesity rates over 30 percent increased to seven (Grady, 2010). Obesity is a public health issue because it leads to health problems, shortened life spans, exaggerated healthcare costs, not to mention a host of other health and quality of life problems. Experts warn, in...
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