Obisity in The United States of America

Of all countries,United States has the highest rate of obisity.

Obesity in the United States has been increasingly cited as a major health issue in the recent decades.Obesity has been cited as a contributing factor to approximately 100,000–400,000 deaths in the United States per year. Obesity is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide.Several bursts of exercise that last five minutes or more might be better for preventing childhood obesity than are intermittent physical activity sessions lasting four minutes or less throughout the day.Annual medical expenditures attributable to obesity have doubled in less than a decade, and may be as high as $147 billion per year, according to a new study by researchers at RTI International, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.From 1980 to 2008, the prevalence of obesity in children aged 6 to 11 years tripled from 6.5% to 19.6%. The prevalence of obesity in teenagers more than tripled from 5% to 18.1% in the same time frame.

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