Americans Still Making Unhealthy Choices: CDC

May 21, 2013
by Dennis Thompson
HealthDay/U.S. News & World Report


High rates of obesity, heavy drinking, smoking and inactivity reported, but most people getting enough sleep


TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- The overall health of Americans isn't improving much, with about six in 10 people either overweight or obese and large numbers engaging in unhealthy behaviors like smoking, heavy drinking or not exercising, a new government report shows.

Released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the report found Americans continuing to make many of the lifestyle choices that have led to soaring rates of heart disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses, including the following:



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