A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that although many Americans recognize obesity is associated with heart disease and diabetes, they do not realize the links between obesity and other serious health consequences such as cancer and arthritis. “People are often shocked to hear how far-reaching the effects of obesity are,” Jennifer Dimitriou, a bariatric dietitian at New York’s Montefiore Medical Center told the Associated Press. [via The Associated Press].
This is priceless. Here's another figure for you: 30% - the number of Americans who were obese as of last year.
It's getting out of control. It's no wonder people need fat camps and fitness vacations in this country... here - read what's happening to our kids: