Other Views: Lifestyle choices weigh in: We're fat
August 23, 2012
Alexandria Town Talk (Louisiana)
Conflicting food news from last week is nothing to salivate over.
More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) have obesity-related conditions. That includes heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.
The medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
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