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    Saturday, March 29, 2014

    SUGAR & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

    People consuming 10%-24.9% of calories from added sugar were 1.3 times more likely to die from CVD

    People consuming 10% to 24.9% of calories from added sugar were 1.3 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease during a follow-up of 14.6 years compared to people who consumed less than 10% of calories from added sugar according to a new study.

    “We observed a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk for CVD mortality,” the researchers concluded.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 29, 2014 1:31 pm | [0] comments

    SUGAR & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

    People consuming 25% or more of calories from added sugar were 2.8 times more likely to die from CVD

    People consuming 25% or more of calories from added sugar were 2.75 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease during a follow-up of 14.6 years compared to people who consumed less than 10% of calories from added sugar according to a new study.

    “We observed a significant relationship between added sugar consumption and increased risk for CVD mortality,” the researchers concluded.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Mar 29, 2014 1:20 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, March 20, 2014

    LONGEVITY AND BMI

    BMI of 23 to 23.9 healthiest for those over 65, lowest risk of dying over 12 years

    In people over 65-years-old, a body mass index (BMI) of 23 to 23.9 was associated with the lowest risk of dying over the next 12 years according to a review of 32 studies.

    Being leaner than this was associated with a greater risk of dying.

    • Those with a BMI of 20 to 20.9 were 19% more likely to die over the next 12 years.
    • Those with a BMI of 21 to 21.9 were 12% more likely to die over the next 12 years.
    • Those with a BMI of 33 to 33.9 were 8% more likely to die over the next 12 years.

    Not until a person weighed considerably more than this, was it associated with a greater risk of dying.

    • Those with a BMI of 33 to 33.9 were 8% more likely to die over the next 12 years.

    “For older populations, being overweight was not found to be associated with an increased risk of mortality; however, there was an increased risk for those at the lower end of the recommended BMI range for adults,” the authors concluded.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 2:45 pm | [0] comments

    BMI & LONGEVITY

    BMI of 20 to 20.9 associated with 19% greater risk of dying over 12 years for those over 65

    In people over 65-years-old, a body mass index (BMI) of 23 to 23.9 was associated with the lowest risk of dying over the next 12 years according to a review of 32 studies.

    Being leaner than this was associated with a greater risk of dying.

    • Those with a BMI of 20 to 20.9 were 19% more likely to die over the next 12 years.
    • Those with a BMI of 21 to 21.9 were 12% more likely to die over the next 12 years.
    • Those with a BMI of 33 to 33.9 were 8% more likely to die over the next 12 years.

    Not until a person weighed considerably more than this, was it associated with a greater risk of dying.

    • Those with a BMI of 33 to 33.9 were 8% more likely to die over the next 12 years.

    “For older populations, being overweight was not found to be associated with an increased risk of mortality; however, there was an increased risk for those at the lower end of the recommended BMI range for adults,” the authors concluded.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 2:32 pm | [0] comments

    BMI & LONGEVITY

    BMI of 21 to 21.9 associated with 12% greater risk of dying over 12 years for those over 65

    In people over 65-years-old, a body mass index (BMI) of 23 to 23.9 was associated with the lowest risk of dying over the next 12 years according to a review of 32 studies.

    Being leaner than this was associated with a greater risk of dying.

    • Those with a BMI of 20 to 20.9 were 19% more likely to die over the next 12 years.
    • Those with a BMI of 21 to 21.9 were 12% more likely to die over the next 12 years.
    • Those with a BMI of 33 to 33.9 were 8% more likely to die over the next 12 years.

    Not until a person weighed considerably more than this, was it associated with a greater risk of dying.

    • Those with a BMI of 33 to 33.9 were 8% more likely to die over the next 12 years.

    “For older populations, being overweight was not found to be associated with an increased risk of mortality; however, there was an increased risk for those at the lower end of the recommended BMI range for adults,” the authors concluded.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 2:24 pm | [0] comments

    BMI & LONGEVITY

    BMI of 33 to 33.9 associated with 8% greater risk of dying over 12 years for those over 65

    In people over 65-years-old, a body mass index (BMI) of 23 to 23.9 was associated with the lowest risk of dying over the next 12 years according to a review of 32 studies.

    Being leaner than this was associated with a greater risk of dying.

    • Those with a BMI of 20 to 20.9 were 19% more likely to die over the next 12 years.
    • Those with a BMI of 21 to 21.9 were 12% more likely to die over the next 12 years.
    • Those with a BMI of 33 to 33.9 were 8% more likely to die over the next 12 years.

    Not until a person weighed considerably more than this, was it associated with a greater risk of dying.

    • Those with a BMI of 33 to 33.9 were 8% more likely to die over the next 12 years.

    “For older populations, being overweight was not found to be associated with an increased risk of mortality; however, there was an increased risk for those at the lower end of the recommended BMI range for adults,” the authors concluded.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 2:15 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, March 13, 2014

    HEART ATTACK

    An angry outburst increases the risk of a heart attack 4.7-fold over the next two hours

    The risk of having a heart attack is 4.7-times greater for two hours following an angry outburst according to a review of multiple studies from various countries.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 3:36 pm | [0] comments

    HEART ATTACK

    An angry outburst increases the risk of a stroke 3.6-fold over the next two hours

    The risk of having a stroke is 3.6-times greater for two hours following an angry outburst according to a review of multiple studies from various countries.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 3:30 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, March 10, 2014

    EXERCISE & STROKE

    Walking 30-60 minutes per day associated with 11% lower risk of stroke

    Men who walked 30- 60 minutes per day (3-7 hours per week) had an 11% lower risk of stroke over the next 11 years compared to men who walked 0-30 minutes a day (0-3 hours per week) according to a new study.

    “Time spent walking was associated with reduced risk of onset of stroke in dose-response fashion, independent of walking pace,” the authors of the study concluded. “Walking could form an important part of stroke-prevention strategies in older people.”



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 1:13 pm | [0] comments

    EXERCISE & STROKE

    Walking 1-2 hours per day associated with 37% lower risk of stroke

    Men who walked 1-2 hours per day (8-14 hours per week) had a 37% lower risk of stroke over the next 11 years compared to men who walked 0-30 minutes a day (0-3 hours per week) according to a new study.

    “Time spent walking was associated with reduced risk of onset of stroke in dose-response fashion, independent of walking pace,” the authors of the study concluded. “Walking could form an important part of stroke-prevention strategies in older people.”



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 1:02 pm | [0] comments

    EXERCISE & STROKE

    Walking more than 3 hours per day associated with 64% lower risk of stroke

    Men who walked more than 3 hours per day (more than 22 hours per week) had a 64% lower risk of stroke over the next 11 years compared to men who walked 0-30 minutes a day (0-3 hours per week) according to a new study.

    “Time spent walking was associated with reduced risk of onset of stroke in dose-response fashion, independent of walking pace,” the authors of the study concluded. “Walking could form an important part of stroke-prevention strategies in older people.”



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 12:50 pm | [0] comments

    Saturday, January 04, 2014

    WORLDWIDE OBESITY

    Overweight or obese adults in developing world increased 3.6-fold from 1980 to 2008, 904M vs 250M

    “In the developing world, the number of overweight or obese adults more than tripled [3.6-fold] from 250 million in 1980 to 904 million in 2008,” according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jan 04, 2014 7:59 pm | [0] comments

    WORLDWIDE OBESITY

    Adult overweight or obesity worldwide increased from 23% in 1980 to 34% in 2008, 1.46 billion people

    “Globally the percentage of adults who were overweight or obese grew from 23% in 1980 to 34% in 2008 [a total of 1.46 billion people], with the vast majority of this increase seen in the developing world. Here, the numbers of people affected more than tripled, from around 250 million people in 1980 to
 904 million in 2008. By contrast, the number of people who were overweight or obese in high-income countries increased 1.7 times over the same period,’’ according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jan 04, 2014 7:52 pm | [0] comments

    WORLDWIDE OBESITY

    More adults were overweight or obese in developing countries than rich countries, 904M vs 557M

    “More adults were overweight or obese in developing countries than in rich countries [904 million versus 557 million] in 2008,” according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jan 04, 2014 7:40 pm | [0] comments

    WORLDWIDE OBESITY

    North Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America have percentage overweight as Europe (57% to 58%)

    “North Africa and the Middle East, and Latin America now have almost the same percentage of overweight or obese people as Europe [57-58%],” according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jan 04, 2014 7:30 pm | [0] comments

    WORLDWIDE OBESITY

    Consumption of sugar and sweeteners worldwide has risen by over 20% per person between 1961 and 2009

    “An indicator of changing diets is the increasing consumption of sugar and sweeteners, which has risen by over 20% per person between 1961 and 2009,” according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.



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    WORLDWIDE OBESITY

    South Koreans ate 300% more fruit in 2009 compared to 1980 thanks to government-led campaigns

    “South Koreans ate 300% more fruit and 10% more vegetables in 2009 compared to 1980 thanks to concerted government-led campaigns,” according to a new report titled Future Diets published in January 2014 by Overseas Development Institute.



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    Friday, November 08, 2013

    PRUDENT DIET

    More people die on ‘Prudent Diet’ than control diet, 26 vs 6, Michael Eades, MD

    In this video clip, Michael Eades, MD, author of Protein Power and other low carb books, tells about the Anti-Coronary Club Trial that was done in the In this trial which was launched in the late-1950’s men were assigned to eat a Prudent Diet group which reduced saturated fat and increased polyunsaturated fat and reduced overall fat intake and compared the number of heart attacks and deaths to a control group.

    In this trial, men were assigned to eat a Prudent Diet which reduced saturated fat and increased polyunsaturated fat and reduced overall fat intake, and compared the number of heart attacks and deaths to a group of men in the control group who were not asked to change their diet.

    After some period of time there were
    26 total deaths in the Prudent Diet group
    versus only
    6 total deaths in the control group.



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    Friday, November 01, 2013

    CANNABIS

    Pot smokers weigh 11-14 lbs less

    Pot smokers weigh 11-14 pounds less than non-pot smokers according to a study by researchers from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.



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    CANNABIS

    Pot smokers fasting insulin levels 26% lower than non-pot-smokers

    Pot smokers fasting insulin levels were found to be 26% lower than non-pot-smokers (7.5 uU/mL vs 10.1 uU/mL) according to a study by researchers from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.



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    Sunday, October 13, 2013

    PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

    Psychiatric drugs do ‘more harm than good’ notes Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD

    “Our citizens would be far better off if we removed all the psychotropic drugs from the market, as doctors are unable to handle them,” notes Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, author of the new book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”.

    “It is inescapable that their availability creates more harm than good.”



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    PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

    Psychiatric drugs create ‘more harm than good’ notes Prof. Peter Gøtzsche, MD

    “In 2012, I found out that the ten biggest drug companies in the world commit repeated and serious crimes to such a degree that they fulfill the criteria for organised crime under US law,” notes Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, author of the new book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”.

    “They involve colossal thefts of public monies and they contribute substantially to the fact that our drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.”



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    DRUG COMPANY LIES

    ‘Drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs’ notes Prof. Peter Gøtzsche,

    “The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs,” notes Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, author of the new book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”.



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    Thursday, August 22, 2013

    U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

    9.8% of U.S. female high school students are obese, 15.4% are overweight

    9.8% of U.S. high school females are obese, and 15.4% are overweight according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.



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    U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

    11.5% of White U.S. high school students are obese, 18.2% of Blacks, and 14.1% of Hispanics

    11.5% of White U.S. high school students are obese, 18.2% of Black U.S. high school students, and 14.1% of Hispanic U.S. high school students according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.



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    U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

    7.7% of White U.S. high school girls are obese, 18.6% of Black girls, and 8.6% of Hispanic girls

    7.7% of White U.S. high school girls are obese, 18.6% of Black U.S. high school girls, and 8.6% of Hispanic U.S. high school girls are obese according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.



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    U.S HIGH SCHOOL OBESITY

    15% of White U.S. high school boys are obese, 17.7% of Black boys, and 19.2% of Hispanic boys

    15% of White U.S. high school boys are obese, 17.7% of Black U.S. high school boys, and 19.2% of Hispanic U.S. high school boys are obese according to the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.



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    U.S OBESITY

    U.S. obesity rates by sex and age for each U.S state

    A table of U.S. obesity rates by age and sex for each U.S. state is attached.

    This if from the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.



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    EXTREME OBESITY IN U.S.

    Extremely obese U.S. adults, 100 lbs over ideal body weight, grew from 1.4% in 1980 to 6.3% in 2010

    “Extreme Obesity Rates Rising Among Adults and Children: the number of extremely obese adults and children also has grown significantly over time. the rate of extremely obese adults grew from 1.4 percent from 1976–1980 to 6.3 percent during 2009–2010,” according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

    “An individual is considered extremely obese if his or her body mass index (BMI) is greater than or equal to 40, which is roughly the equivalent of being 100 pounds or more above ideal body weight.

    “The number of extremely obese women is nearly twice that of men (8.1 percent versus 4.4 percent).

    “For children and teens ages 2 to 19, severe obesity grew from 1.1 percent among boys and 1.3 percent among girls during 1976 to 1980 to 5.1 percent among boys and 4.7 percent among girls during 1999 to 2006.

    “Rates were particularly high among Hispanic boys (9 percent) and non-Hispanic Black girls (12.6 percent).”



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    U.S OBESITY

    U.S. Obesity rates by state as well as hypertension, diabetes and physical inactivity

    A table of obesity rates for each U.S. state is attached.

    This if from the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.



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    U.S OBESITY

    U.S. Childhood obesity rates by state as well as physical inactivity

    A table of childhood obesity rates for each U.S. state is attached.

    This if from the 2013 report titled “F is for Fat” by Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.



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    OBESITY & MORTALITY

    Obesity among U.S. boys 2-19 years old increased from 14% in 2000 to 18.6% in 2010

    “Childhood Obesity Rates Stabilizing: Researchers at the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) report that rates of childhood obesity have remained statistically the same for the past 10 years, with the exception of the prevalence of obesity among boys (2 to 19 years old) increased from
    14 percent in 1999 to 2000 to
    18.6 percent in 2009-2010,”
    according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

    “However, rates of obesity among children ages 2 to 19 are still far too high—more than triple what they were in 1980.”



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    CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN U.S.

    16.9% of U.S. children 2-19 years were obese as of 2010 translating to 12 million children

    “According to the most recent National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES),
    16.9 percent of children ages 2 to 19 are obese, and
    31.7 percent are overweight or obese,”
    according to Ryan Masters, PhD who conducted research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

    “This translates to more than 12 million children and adolescents who are obese and more than 23 million who are either obese or overweight.”



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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Aug 22, 2013 11:39 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013

    U.S. OBESITY

    Adult obesity in the U.S. above 30% in 13 states, above 25% in 41 states

    “Thirteen states now have adult obesity rates above 30 percent, 41 states have rates of at least 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent, according to the report,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.

    “In 1980, no state was above 15 percent;
    in 1991, no state was above 20 percent;
    in 2000, no state was above 25 percent;
    in 2007, only Mississippi was above 30 percent,”

    “Since 2005, there has been some evidence that the rate of increase has been slowing.

    “In 2005, every state but one experienced an increase in obesity rates;
    in 2008, rates increased in 37 states;
    in 2010, rates increased in 28 states; and
    in 2011, rates increased in 16 states.”



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    U.S. OBESITY

    Adult obesity in the U.S. highest in Louisiana at 34.7%, Lowest in Colorado at 20.5%

    “Of the [U.S.] states with the 20 highest adult obesity rates, only Pennsylvania is not in the South or Midwest.

    “For the first time in eight years, Mississippi no longer has the highest rate—Louisiana at 34.7 percent is the highest, followed closely by Mississippi at 34.6 percent.

    “Colorado had the lowest rate at 20.5 percent.”

    This is according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.



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    U.S. OBESITY & EDUCATION LEVEL

    U.S. obesity: 35% who did not graduate from high school are obese, but only 21% of college graduates

    “Obesity rates vary by education. More than 35 percent of adults (ages 26 and above) who did not graduate high school are obese, compared with 21.3 percent of those who graduated from college or technical college,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.



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    U.S. OBESITY & INCOME

    U.S. obesity: 31% who earn less than $25,000 per year are obese verses 25% who earn $50,000 per year

    “Obesity rates vary by income. More than 31 percent of adults (ages 18 and above) who earn less than $25,000 per year were obese, compared with 25.4 percent of those who earn at least $50,000 per year.,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.



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    U.S. OBESITY

    U.S. obesity: 9 of 10 states with highest rates of type 2 diabetes and hypertension are in the South

    “Nine of the 10 states with the highest rates of type 2 diabetes and hypertension are in the South,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation who has been publishing this report for 10 years.



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    U.S. OBESITY

    U.S. obesity: Two-thirds (68.7 percent) of American adults are either overweight or obese

    “More than two-thirds (68.7 percent) of American adults are either overweight or obese,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.



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    U.S. OBESITY

    In the past 30 years US adult obesity rates have more than doubled from 15% in 1980 to 35.7% in 2010

    “In the past 30 years, adult obesity rates have more than doubled — from 15 percent in 1976–1980 to 35.7 percent in 2009–2010,” according to the 2013 report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America, 2013 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.



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