Current Trends

USA Obesity Rates Reach Epidemic Proportions

  • 58 Million Overweight; 40 Million Obese; 3 Million morbidly Obese
  • 78% of American's not meeting basic activity level recommendations
  • 25% completely Sedentary
  • 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 yrs old since 1990

Obesity Related Diseases Current Trends

  • 80% of type II diabetes related to obesity
  • 70% of Cardiovascular disease related to obesity
  • 42% breast and colon cancer diagnosed among obese individuals
  • 26% of obese people having high blood pressure
  • 30% of gallbladder surgery related to obesity

Childhood Obesity Running Out of Control

  • 25% of all white children overweight 2001
  • 33% African American and Hispanic children overweight 2001
  • Hospital costs associated with childhood obesity rising

Childhood Metabolic and Heart Risks

  • 60% already have one risk factor for heart disease

Surge in Childhood Diabetes

  • Between 8% - 45% of newly diagnosed cases of childhood diabetes are type II
  • Of Children diagnosed with Type II diabetes, 85% are obese

Facts from the CDC (Center for Disease Control)  http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/index.htm

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