U.S. obesity epidemic shows perils to health reform
www.reuters.com/Jan 21, 2009
"... About two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, putting them at an increased risk for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, osteoarthritis, stroke, gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems and even some cancers.
"The direct and indirect costs of obesity is $117 billion each year, according to a 2000 report by the U.S. Surgeon General. ... "
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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