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Obesity in America Projected to Affect 164 Million by 2030

August 26, 2011|Uncategorized

Obesity is associated with deadly illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Unfortunately, Western diets and lifestyles that include little exercise are causing alarming increases in obesity. Help is available. One can work with a nutritionist to learn healthier eating habits and can work with psychologists and health psychologists to change behaviors and habits that contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle. If you need help living a healthier life, don’t wait another day, get help and start feeling better.

Excerpt from article:

If rates of obesity continue to follow the current trends, half of the United States population will suffer from obesity within the next two decades. With projections that the number of obese people in America will climb from 99 million in 2008 to 164 million by 2030, obesity-related diseases and health care costs are expected to soar. The disturbing information come from a new report recently published in the journal The Lancet.

According to Claire Wang, assistant professor of health policy and management at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and lead author of the study “At the rate we’re looking at right now, it’s a dire prediction. Something has to be done.”

The report, second in a series of articles on obesity published in the journal, projects that the number of obese people in the United Kingdom will rise to almost double from 15 million to 26 million in the next 19 years. Rates of obesity in both the U.S. and U.K. have already become the highest among all 34 member nations of the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation OECD.

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