Stories tagged with: Obesity

December 10, 2014 - 8:42pm
37 weeks 6 days ago

 This year there has been a bigger push than ever before for Americans to get out and get active.

However, it seems as though these efforts are not working. Data recently indicated that there has been an increase in obesity this past year. The United Health Foundation stated that a quarter of people interviewed in 2014 reported no physical activity in the past 30 days.

"More states now more then ever are obese, there's I think about 20 states that have an obesity rate...

November 8, 2010 - 6:56pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

It's a medical issue that affects 27 million Americans, including children, and it's growing.

Medical experts say diabetes is a huge problem in our country, with the focus zoning in on two-type diabetes, and they're linking it to the obesity epidemic.

"I'm really concerned it's going to spiral out of control. It's too much fun to eat for people. It's a very vicious cycle. You're overweight so you're less active. Then you sit around, and you eat more, " says Dr. Vicki...

November 24, 2009 - 6:24pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

Ohio is one of the top ten most obese states in the country, and health experts are saying that problem is growing.

Right now, one in three Ohioans are obese. Yet, heath experts are projecting that by the year 2018, half of the state's adult population will be obese.

"They've been trending the rate of increased weight in the us. It's on a sort of straight line projection, and for the last 20 years it's been followed, it's steadily increasing, " says Zanesville-Muskingum...

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