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Obesity In The Western Hemisphere
As you may know, obesity is a problem for the United States. It's reported 1/3 adults is overweight. The increasing rate has reduced and appears to have leveled off.


Katherine M. Flegal, Ph.D., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, Md., and colleagues examined the latest NHANES data from 2007-2008 regarding trends in obesity and compared the results with data for 1999 through 2006.

The researchers found that in 2007-2008, the prevalence of obesity was 33.8 percent overall. Among men, prevalence was 32.2 percent overall and within racial and ethnic groups ranged from 31.9 percent among non-Hispanic white men to 37.3 percent among non-Hispanic black men. For women, the prevalence was 35.5 percent overall, and ranged from 33.0 percent among non-Hispanic white women to 49.6 percent among non-Hispanic black women. The prevalence of overweight and obesity combined was 68.0 percent overall, 72.3 percent among men, and 64.1 percent among women.

“The prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity on a population-wide basis are challenging. Population-based strategies that improve social and physical environmental contexts for healthful eating and physical activity are complementary to clinical preventive strategies and to treatment programs for those who are already obese,” the researchers write. “Enhanced efforts to provide environmental interventions may lead to improved health and to future decreases in the prevalence of obesity.”
(my source: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/560219/?sc=dwhp)



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Comment by Bongumusa on March 10, 2010 at 6:49pm
informative and briefly opens our minds. challenging topic.
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 10, 2010 at 7:17pm
I'll bring the veggies!
Comment by Jake Baird on March 10, 2010 at 7:23pm
Want me to add you to the list Nick?
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Sure!
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Great! The list is growing quicker than first anticipated. Can't wait to get this going :) I will work right away on it after work.

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Comment by Greg Stevenson on March 14, 2010 at 10:15pm
If all overweight people within the western world reduced their calorie intake commensurate with a safe weight reduction program to achieve their ideal weight, they started tomorrow, and altered their buying patterns appropriately, within a month you would have another global economic crisis.

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