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Under the new guidelines, 97 million adults -- nearly 55 percent of the U.S. population -- would be considered overweight, placing them at increased risk of such health problems as diabetes, elevated blood cholesterol, heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.
The obesity epidemic is global: 2.1 billion people, or about 29% of the world's population, were either overweight or obese in 2013, and nearly two out of three of the obese live in developing countries, according to a study released Thursday.
Since 2006, the increase in adult obesity in developed countries has slowed down.
Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke.
originally posted by: Unity_99
Every person posting on this thread is a nazi, narrow minded, judgmental and have no rights in another person's life or family OR WEIGHT ISSUES
THIS IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY
PEOPLE WHO COMMENT ON OTHER PEOPLE'S WEIGHT NEED TO GO THE MIRROR AND LIST THEIR OWN EVIL SINS, ESPECIALLY THEIR IGNORANT WEAPONIZED OPINIONS AGAINST OTHERS.
originally posted by: grainofsand
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: grainofsand
"intervention" and "arrest" are two different terms with two different connotations.
The two are not mutually exclusive in a society which cares for the health of children when parents are failing them though.
originally posted by: CthulhuMythos
Are obese people more of a burden on society and the health service?
The cost to the UK economy of overweight and obesity was estimated at £15.8 billion per year in 2007, including £4.2 billion in costs to the NHS.
The Department of Health accepted the reasoning that SEM practitioners would be ideally placed not only to provide timely and expert treatment of musculoskeletal injuries which were estimated to cost the NHS some £590 million per year, but also to coordinate a range of initiatives that would promote physical activity as an effective intervention and prevention tool for a wide spectrum of health problems.
Injuries caused by flip-flops are costing the NHS an astonishing £40million every year.
Why can't people wear good shoes.
And why exactly am i paying for people to get infertility treatments. How is this my problem?
Sorry buddy - but you don't get to choose who gets health care and you don't get to deny anyone else. We all pay for health care (not the government). Why should I give the government control over my personal life to be eligable for something I PAY FOR~
What you are advocating here is that we charge everyone to be eligible for health care but only provide health care to those whom people like you "deem worthy"
if you can put limits on who gets health care then no-one should have to pay until they see if they are actually going to get what they paid for.
Tired of Control Freaks