Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Contributing factors related to Obesity

1) 38% of U.S. adults do not engage in leisure time physical activity.

2) In the U.S. we now have approx. 500 more calories available for consumption, per person per day, than we did in 1970. This combined with sedentary lifestyles contribute to the increasing obesity problem, in the U.S.

3) Food advertising, the availability of high calorie dense snack foods, and larger portions served at most restaurants all contribute to a rising overweight population.

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