A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Step Away From the Table
State-Specific Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults — United States, 2007
Recorded: July 22, 2008; posted: July 24, 2008
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier
Is America eating itself to death? A recent CDC study indicates that more than one in
four adults in the United States is obese. Adults in their fifties had the highest rate.
Failure to maintain a healthy weight can lead to serious health issues, such as heart
disease and diabetes, and can result in premature death. The main causes of obesity are
overeating or an unhealthy diet, combined with a lack of physical activity. So push away
from the table and get moving. Exchange those chips for an apple and that TV show for a
lap around the block. Don’t wait. Get started today on the path to a healthier tomorrow.
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