Sins Of Gluttony #75: Obesity Rate at All-Time High...

Our Nation’s Health: Obesity Rate at All-Time High 

MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 12, 2018--The nation’s obesity rate has reached the highest-ever level this year, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2018 . Obesity is a leading contributor to cardiovascular disease, cancer and other conditions. Additionally, an increase in drug deaths, suicides and cardiovascular disease deaths is contributing to an increase in premature death. In its 29 th year, the America’s Health Rankings Annual Report also reveals bright spots, including the reduced rate of childhood poverty and an increased number of mental health providers and primary care physicians per 100,000 people. Key findings include: Obesity Prevalence Reaches All-Time High; Premature Deaths Continue to Increase Source

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