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Monday, August 15, 2011

CDC-TV “Health Matters” focuses on the Obesity Epidemic

August 11, 2011


Today, obesity is a national epidemic and a major contributor to the leading causes of death in the U.S. such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. Over 1 adult in 3 is obese, and 1 child in 6 is obese.

This video explains and illustrates the complex factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic, and showcases several initiatives to prevent and reduce obesity in communities across the U.S. View the video.

There is no single or simple solution to the obesity epidemic - a combination of solutions at many levels is needed.

Use this video in your work prevent and reduce obesity:
  • Share the link with your contacts and networks.
  • Embed the video on your website.
  • Play the video at the beginning of your presentations from YouTube.

More Information
Overweight and Obesity

Childhood Overweight and Obesity

Healthy Weight - it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle

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