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Scary Facts about Obesity

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The WHO (World Health Organization) says obesity is an epidemic.

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School menus are promoting obesity. Report Abuse
There was a time when most kids brought their lunch. Now most kinds eat the less than healthy food served in the lunchrooms of schools.
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The most recent stats indicate that almost half of all Americans are obese. Report Abuse
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Lunch is the most frequent meal eaten at fast food restaurants. Report Abuse
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People want to blame others for their weight problem. Report Abuse
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The number of fast food restaurants has doubled over the last 25 years. Report Abuse
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Fast food serving sizes are larger than they were a generation ago. Report Abuse
If you have ever seen the movie 'Supersize Me' you will see what doctors are talking about.
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Doctors say we should wage a war against inactivity rather than obesity. Report Abuse
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In 2004, Medicare officially declared obesity to be a disease. Report Abuse
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Obesity causes three killing diseases. Report Abuse
Diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
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Most students spend much of their waking hours sitting. Report Abuse
Either in the classroom or in front of the television kids spend too much time sitting.
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Researchers say schools are promoting obesity. Report Abuse
Phys Ed was a must in the 50's and 60's now because of lack of funding P.E. is the first thing to go.
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Gastric Bypass Surgery has tripled in the last 10 years. Report Abuse
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One out of every three television adds is for food. Report Abuse
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Cartoonist are helping to fight against obesity. Report Abuse
They are drawing cartoons with new food names like, Diabetes McNuggets, Mc Stroke and instead of the quarter pounder its the 350 pounder.
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300 million people world wide are considered obese. Report Abuse
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About 50 - 70% of obesity is inherited. Report Abuse
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The people in the United States have sedentary jobs Report Abuse
These desk jobs do not promote physical activity.
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Scientists say the automobile has become America's dining room Report Abuse
Some people call it dashboard dining.
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The United States is the fatest nation on earth. Report Abuse
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Obesity is the latest panic of our culture. Report Abuse
Some people are hysterical about their weight.
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