Houston and the Nation's Obesity Crisis
Obesity is rapidly becoming America's leading health problem. This growing problem affects more than 25 percent of American adults and 14 percent of American children. Everyday, more than a thousand Americans die from morbid obesity and its co-morbidities, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.
- Obesity is a chronic, life-threatening disease
- Excessive body fat that often results in serious health problems Independent risk factor or aggravating agent for at least 30 common health conditions
- Leads to significant medical, psychological, social, physical and economic impacts
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