Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Are we really all that fat? Some Stats

"American-born Asians between the ages of 12 and 15 are more than twice as likely to be obese than their peers who were born in Asia, according to a University of North Carolina study."

"The percentage of Americans ages 20 to 74 with body mass indexes higher than 25, which is classified as "overweight," has risen from 45 percent in 1961 to 66 percent in 2007, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention."

"Staggering obesity rates account for $117 billion in U.S. healthcare annually, according to the FDA."

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