Other Views: A weighty matter

July 9, 2009
by Editorial Staff
The San Antonio Express-News

But as a debate over health care rages across the country, a new report on obesity shows America is moving in the wrong direction on one of the most basic reasons for health problems - excessive weight.

The study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America's Health found that "two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese, and nearly one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese."

And alarmingly, the report said, the nation's economic woes mean many families will be less able to afford healthy foods.

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