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American Sports Data:

Obesity in the U.S. has increased from 13% to 30 %. 63% of Americans are over weight and have a body mass index in the excess of 25.0.  31% of Americans are obese with a BMI in excess of 30.0.  Childhood obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled in the past 2 decades.

U.S. Surgeon General:

Obesity is the fastest growing cause of death in America according to the U.S. Surgeon General, but it’s preventable with good eating habits and exercise.

  • 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight or obese
  • 1 out of 8 deaths in America is related to overweight and obesity

Childhood obesity is climbing due to decrease physical activity, poor eating habits, and lack of health knowledge.  

U.S. Surgeon General says, “While extra value meals may save us some change at the counter, they’re costing us billions of dollars in health care and lost productivity.”

 

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References:

American Sports Data

http://www.americansportsdata.com/obesitystats.asp

U.S. Surgeon General

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/news/testimony/obesity07162003.htm

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