Did you Know? #28 – Obesity in America

Obesity in America

I was watching a program on CNBC yesterday night entitled “One Nation Overweight“.  The program highlighted a few of the problems associated with Obesity but some of the most startling facts were those concerning our nations children.  Take this one for example; nearly one third of the our children are considered overweight and for the first time in the history of our nation some believe that our younger generation may have a shorter life span than their parents.

Here are some informative web links to better inform you on Americas weight problem:

For a quick overview of Obesity Trends in America with a spatial component, advance through the PowerPoint presentation created by the CDC below:

For photos and videos about Obesity around the world try National Geographic‘s Taboo show website here.

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