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Most Americans May Be Obese by 2030, Report Warns

September 18, 2012
by DR. MAUREEN BRAUN
ABC News/Good Morning America

 

By 2030, more than half of Americans could be obese, resulting in millions of new cases of diabetes, coronary heart disease, and stroke -- a constellation of illness that could cost the United States up to $66 billion in treatment and over $500 billion in lost economic productivity.

It's a sobering scenario to say the least. And it is what is now being projected by a new 124-page report released Tuesday morning by The Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation titled, "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future."

 

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