Obesity in USA notes

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  • Obesity in USA
    • Obesity is measured by BMI
    • Needs to prevent obesity and engage in physical activity
    • Causes 100-400,000 deaths yearly
    • 60 million adults and 9 million children are obese
    • In 1991, there were 4 states with an obesity rate of 14-19% and no states over 20%
      • In 2004, there were 7 states with 15-19%, 33 states with 20-24% and 9 states with 25%
    • Caused by an imbalance between eating too many calories and not getting enough exercise
    • Health cost is $395 per person annually
    • In 2004, there were 7 states with 15-19%, 33 states with 20-24% and 9 states with 25%
    • It costs society $117 billion
    • Being overwight/ obese increases the risk of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipletemia and stroke
    • It is partially due to fast food and packaged drinks being readily available
    • In 2008, 58 million were pre diabetic and 90-95% were type 2
  • In 2008, 58 million were pre diabetic and 90-95% were type 2

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