Publichealth.org recently produced a cool video showing the toll of obesity in the US.
Check it out here: http://www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/obesity/
There is no doubt that obesity is a major public health concern in America. At a cost of $190 billion, the Harvard School of Public Health estimates this disease accounts for over 20% of all healthcare related expenses and nearly 20% of American deaths. These are staggering costs in both dollars and lives. Education is part of the key to battling this deadly disease. In connection with that, PublicHealth.org has created a resource which includes a short video that discusses what you can do to prevent obesity. The guide addresses the following questions:
• Why are Americans obese?
• Who is affected?
• What are the consequences?
• What can we do?
For more information, here’s the link to the full article: Obesity in America