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Mass Obesity No Cause for Celebration

Obesity Rates

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  • According to the latest research, obesity rates among American preschoolers declined by 43 percent in the past decade
  • No reduction in obesity rates was found among any other age group, however; obesity rates for women over the age of 60 actually rose by about 21 percent
  • One in eight preschoolers is still in the obese category, along with 18 percent of kids aged six to 11—up from seven percent in 1980
  • Federal policies have not budged when it comes to issues that matter the most, or could have the greatest impact, such as reducing subsidies to growers of genetically engineered sugar beets, corn, and soy
  • Agricultural subsidies and other federal policies actively promote the production of cheap unhealthy processed junk foods that promote obesity and ill health

By Dr. Mercola

America is as obese as it possibly can be, yet the government and media refuse to take responsibility for this tragic problem.  Although obesity rates among American preschoolers declined by 43 percent in the past decade, teenage and adult obesity are deplorable and show no signs of improvement.


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