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Cdc obesity is common serious and costly and losing weight helps


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Did you know that not doing anything for obesity can be costly at a personal level?
According to research, obesity can be expensive both at the personal level, and national level as it increases the risk of up to 50 different medical problems, and increases healthcare costs significantly.

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Cdc obesity is common serious and costly and losing weight helps

  1. 1. Obesity is common, serious, and costlyCDC works to ensure that all Americans have accessto easy, affordable options for healthy eating andactive living.Weightof the Nation. Obesity is a common, serious, and costlyhealth problem, and CDC is working to control and preventit.Obesity is common. Healthy People 2020, which outlinesthe nation’s health goals for 2020, has set a target obesityprevalence of 30.6% for adults and 14.6% for children.However, according to the most recent NHANES data in2009-2010, about 36% of U.S. adults ages 20 and overwere obese, and about 17% of children ages 2-19 years oldwere obese.Additionally, some adult populations are more affected byobesity than others. Non-Hispanic blacks are most likely tobe obese (44.1%), followed by Hispanics (37.9%) and non-Hispanic whites (32.6%).Obesity is serious. Research has shown that obese peopleare at higher risk for developing heart disease, Type 2diabetes, some cancers, high blood pressure, stroke, andsleeping and breathing problems among other conditions.Some of these are the leading causes of death in the U.S.In addition to being at risk for developing some of thesesame health problems, children tend to also experiencesocial and psychological effects like discrimination and lowself-esteem. Moreover, obese children are more likely tobecome obese adults.Obesity is costly. Obesity and its associated healthproblems have a significant economic impact on the care system. In 2008 dollars, medical care costs forobesity were about $147 billion. On average, medicalspending for obese people was $1429 (42%) greater thanspending for people of normal weight in 2006.CDC is working to make the healthy choice the easychoice. Initiatives are helping to change states andcommunities into places that strongly support healthyeating and active living. CDC currently funds states andcommunities to help saves lives and protect people fromthe problems of obesity and other chronic diseasesthrough efforts that support changes in the places whereAmericans live, learn, work and play.Resources are available to help address obesity in yourstate, community, or tribe.To learn more, please to join the cringe when you step on the scale? Now, think of theentire country stepping on that scale. Imagine theCDC RecommendedObesity Prevention and Control Strategies Promote the availability of affordablehealthy food and beverages Support healthy food and beverage choices Encourage breastfeeding Encourage physical activity or limit inactivityamong children and youth Create safe communities that supportphysical activity Encourage communities to organize forchangeFor a more detailed list of CDC recommendedstrategies works 24/7 saving lives, protecting people from healththreats, and saving money through prevention.