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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