Isle obesity fight focuses on youth

August 20, 2008
by Craig Gima
Honolulu Star Bulletin

A new report released yesterday suggests obesity rates will continue to increase here and nationwide unless state and national governments make fighting the battle of the bulge more of a priority. "America's future depends on the health of our country. The obesity epidemic is lowering our productivity and dramatically increasing our health care costs," said Jeff Levi, the executive director of the Trust for America's Health, which put out the annual F as in Fat report.

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