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America is Getting America is Getting McFat McFat A Side Order of Obesity, Please. By Sallie Hall
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Obesity is a problem that has been getting progressively worse in the past three decades. Since the rise of fast food restaurants, the accessibility of a cheap meal for people on the go and a toy to occupy a screaming child has appealed to most Americans. However, many people don’t take the time to realize the implications it has on their health. An Increase in Obesity An Increase in Obesity
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Although a lot of the states in ‘85 don’t have any data, the states that do, all have an obesity rate of less than 14%, by ‘92 the percentages were increasing up to 19%. Obesity Trends in America Obesity Trends in America
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By 1998, not one state had an obesity rate less than 10% and 8 states were up to 24%. In 2006, only 4 states had less than 20% and 2 states reached beyond 30% obesity. Rates Continued… Rates Continued…
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Approximately 130 million Americans – two thirds of adults in the U.S – are overweight. That is, more than 60% of American adults and 13% of children and adolescents are classified as overweight or obese. The adult figure has doubled since 1980; for children and adolescents it has tripled. In 2000, the US healthcare system spent $61 billion on the diagnosis, care and prevention of obesity. Last year, Americans spent about $115 billion on fast food, more than on higher education or personal computers or new cars. Americans spend about half of their food budget on
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 111 taught by Professor Marx during the Fall '07 term at VCU.

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