Americans Are Often Clueless About Their Own Obesity, Survey Finds
And doctors are too busy, to embarrassed or ill-equipped to help them.
Los Angeles Times:
Survey Reveals Surprising Mismatch Between Perception And Reality Of Obesity In America
Nearly 40% of American adults and 20% of children carry enough extra weight to warrant a diagnosis of obesity. That’s the highest obesity rate among the world’s affluent nations, and it’s already shortening Americans’ lifespans by driving up rates of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancers, arthritis and dementia. (Healy, 11/3)
San Jose Mercury News:
Kids And Soda: It’s Even Worse Than We Thought
Two-thirds of kids drink at least one soda on any given day, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bad news is that nearly a quarter of American children aged 12 to 19 have either Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, according to a 2012 study in the journal Pediatrics. (D'Souza, 11/3)