Obesity rate higher than first thought?

According to a new study, research has revealed that the death toll due to the nation’s obesity epidemic is actually closer to four times higher than originally believed. Could this really be?

  • The above finding was published in the American Journal of Public Health in an article, “Heavy burden: Obesity may be even deadlier than you thought,” which stated that there is a higher than 5% figure that had been cited by researchers and that wasn’t taken into account originally — that is about three times higher than originally cited.

Whether or not experts may quibble about whether the obesity epidemic is slightly higher or slightly lower, it is still bad. What are your thoughts about this epidemic and what would your recommendations be to change behaviors in order to create a healthier community?

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