Overweight adolescent girls have a 3-fold increased risk of dying by middle age compared to lean girls (even after taking into account other lifestyle factors that could affect health..ie. Smoking)
Study done with University of Chicago concluded that life expectancy may decline in the United States by up to 5 years in the next few decades, roughly equal to the impact of ALL cancers combined, as a direct result of the childhood obesity epidemic.
Personal Responsibility or Social Responsibility?
Some argue it’s unfair to blame fast food & fake food industry.
They say it comes down to personal responsibility: parents are free to choose healthier foods and to teach their children. That’s what the food industry wants us to believe.
How can we when we live in a toxic environment, overwhelmed by forces beyond our control?