Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association, called the disparities in obesity rates among blacks and Hispanics shocking. Shen J, Obin MS, Zhao. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. Obesity is a child development and academic achievement issue.
Ten Putative Contributors to the Obesity Epidemic. Some key strategies to counter the crisis include: Supporting parents, families and caregivers in efforts to offer healthier food and beverage choices, encourage ample physical activity and serve as good examples by spending less time on their screens and more time walking, biking and playing. Weight gain associated with use of antidepresssant medications is an important source of treatment noncompliance and may also contribute to the increased health risks associated with overweight and obesity.
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I ndividuals who are obese are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease. An international research team has found that, unlike other major global health risks - such as smoking - obesity rates have significantly. However, were such linear trends were to continue, the overall obesity prevalence in these populations could reach 30 by 2015, paralleling US rates.