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CPPW Sugar Sweetened Bev fact sheet 5 9_11

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  • 1. SUPPORTERS Illinois Chapter of American Communities Putting Prevention to Work Academy of 1010 Lake Street, Suite 430, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 PediatricsMaking suburban Cook County a Phone 708.524.5156 Email cppw@phimc.orghealthier place to live, work and play American Cancer Website www.cookcountypublichealth.org Society Fight Obesity and Fund Public Health Prevention Programs American Heart Association Decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and fund public health American prevention programs in the State of Illinois. Academy of Family Physicians Nearly 25% of Illinois adults are obese and 37% are overweight. Illinois Public Health Institute Obesity costs the state of Illinois about $3.4 billion dollars a year in direct health care costs. If we do not address the epidemic of obesity today, projected costs are estimated to be 5 times higher by 2018. Cook County Department of One in five Illinois children is obese, the fourth highest rate in the nation and higher than the national Public Health average. Northern Illinois Public Health The arteries of obese children have stiffness levels that you would expect to see in an adult with heart Consortium disease, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Public Health Childhood obesity alone is estimated to cost the country $14 billion annually in health-related expenses, Institute of Metropolitan and children covered by Medicaid account for $3 billion of those expenses. Chicago Being overweight and obese have been linked to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Consortium to hypertension, stroke, sleep apnea, respiratory problems, osteoarthritis, and more according to the Lower Obesity in National Center for Health Statistics. Chicago Children Asian Health In the US, it is estimated that 100,000 to 300,000 deaths are linked to obesity related-diseases. Coalition More than 100,000 cases of diabetes over the last decade were likely caused by the rise in consumption Ounce of of sugar-sweetened beverages, sports drinks, and fruit drinks since 2000, according to the American Prevention Fund Heart Association. University of Illinois Chicago Regular consumption of soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with a clear and Health Policy consistently greater risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, according to the Harvard School of Center Public Health. HealthConnect One A pricing increase of one penny per ounce on SSBs would reduce consumption by eight to 11%. Childserv In Illinois, a penny per ounce increase would result in raising $600 million per year. Funds which could then be used for health promotion and chronic disease prevention programs, thereby improving the Enlace Chicago health of future generations. Corporate Accountability 13 other states are considering similar legislation as a way to combat obesity. International Sinai Urban HealthIf you have further questions regarding the link between SSBs and obesity, please contact Rachael InstituteDombrowski at Rachael.Dombrowski@phimc.org or (312) 909-9197. Building a Healthier Chicago
  • 2. Supporters Illinois Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics American Cancer Society American Heart Association American Academy of Family Physicians Illinois Public Health Institute Cook County Department of Public Health Northern Illinois Public Health ConsortiumPublic Health Institute of Metropolitan ChicagoConsortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children Ounce of Prevention Fund Asian Health Coalition Asian Human Services Midwest Asian Health OrganizationUniversity of Illinois Chicago Health Policy Center HealthConnect One Childserv Vietnamese Association of Illinois Cambodian Association of Illinois Organic School Project Enlace Chicago Corporate Accountability International Howard Area Community Center Sinai Urban Health Institute Building a Healthier Chicago Greater Faith Baptist Church Hanul Family Alliance

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