Others are fatter - but that's not saying too much
August 24, 2008
by Michelle Dynes
The fifth edition of the study was released by the advocacy organization Trust for America's Health
and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health
, said he hopes policy leaders and the general public pay attention to the numbers. Experts estimate that if the trend continues, 75 percent of Americans will be overweight or obese by 2015.
"I think there is a growing recognition that we have a problem," he added, saying that today's challenge is to find a series of solutions.
"This is not an issue that has a magic bullet," Levi said.
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