The Obesity Epidemic

Obesity is a national epidemic and a major contributor to the leading causes of death in the U.S. such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers. Over 1 adult in 3 is obese, and 1 child in 6 is obese. This video explains and illustrates the complex factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic. There is no single or simple solution – a combination of solutions at many levels is needed. (Source: CDC Healthy People Health Places Newsletter, August 2011)