Obesity Issues in the United States

Thursday, August 7th, 2008
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Obesity is a major epidemic: More than 1 billion adults are overweight globally and an estimated 300 million are obese. Furthermore, overweight or obese patients are at a greater risk for chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, CVD, hypertension, stroke and even some forms of cancer. This week’s Disease Management Update looks at America’s weight problem — an alarming study predicts almost 90 percent of Americans will be obese in the next 20 years.

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