In this week’s episode, we look at obesity in the United States, some of the staggering statistics of this epidemic across both adults and children. We also examine the financial and health impact of obesity from a referenced study that ranks both US states and cities relative to their obesity levels. While no state really has acceptable levels of either adult or childhood obesity, there are some geographic differences that could help us better understand this unfortunately widespread health condition. Discussion of the causes of obesity, some of the health challenges and factors associated with obesity, and what we can do to both treat existing obesity as well as help to prevent the prevalence of obesity in the next generation of children….
Fattest States and Cities in America
Causes of Obesity
List of Health Issues related to Obesity
Treatments and Prevention
“Obesity is not a disease. It is a lifestyle affliction. It is a symptom. It is a side-effect of poor habits and it can be reversed."