Obesity in America is Becoming the Leading Cause of Preventable Death

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over one-third of U.S. adults (~36%) are obese and approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents aged 2-19 (17%) are obese. Obesity puts individuals at risk for many of the leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, some types of cancer, respiratory diseases, diabetes and kidney disease. The HBO series The Weight of the Nation, is on YouTube in a number of videos that explore obesity in America and how it affec...
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