November 30, 2022

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Obesity rates are climbing nationwide, according to latest report

Obesity rates are climbing nationwide, according to latest report

Obesity rates are climbing nationwide and within certain population groups. The latest state of obesity report, from trust for America’s health shows, 19 states now have adult obesity rates over 35%. That’s up from 16 states the previous year, just *** decade ago, no state in the country had an adult obesity rate above 35. And these trends are also concerning among nearly 20%. Dr j nadine gracia says the increases are alarming. Obesity raises the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Obesity can be prevented. It can be treated and managed. But yet we, as *** country haven’t really put the investment in the crisis at the magnitude that it is another concerning trend. Certain areas of color have higher rates of obesity, as well as some areas where incomes are low. It’s really important to understand that these are driven by long standing inequities that we see in social and economic conditions in these communities. For example, factors such as poverty such as food insecurity, housing instability, having less access to quality health care and root causes of structural racism and discrimination. Doctor Gracias says addressing this crisis will require new policies and programs at all levels to promote healthy eating and physical activity, trinity Chavez, cbs, news, new york

A new report shows the nation’s obesity epidemic is growing

Obesity rates are climbing nationwide and within certain population groups, CBS News reports. The State Of Obesity 2022 report from Trust for America’s Health shows 19 states now have adult obesity rates over 35%. That’s up from 16 states in 2021. “Just a decade ago, no state in the country had an adult obesity rate above 35%. And these trends are also concerning among our youth and children. Nearly 20% have obesity,” says Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, president & CEO for Trust for America’s Health. Obesity raises the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Obesity also increases the risk of other conditions such as arthritis and sleep apnea, CBS News reports. “Obesity can be prevented. It can be treated and managed. But yet we as a country haven’t really put the investment in to truly address the crisis at the magnitude that is,” Dr. Gracia says.Another concerning trend, certain communities of color have higher rates of obesity as well as some areas where incomes are low.“It’s really important to understand that these are driven by longstanding inequities that we see in social and economic conditions in these communities. For example, factors such as poverty and such as food insecurity, housing instability, having less access to quality health care, and root causes of structural racism and discrimination,” Dr. Gracia says.Dr. Gracia adds that addressing this crisis will require new policies and programs at all levels to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

Obesity rates are climbing nationwide and within certain population groups, CBS News reports. The State Of Obesity 2022 report from Trust for America’s Health shows 19 states now have adult obesity rates over 35%. That’s up from 16 states in 2021.

“Just a decade ago, no state in the country had an adult obesity rate above 35%. And these trends are also concerning among our youth and children. Nearly 20% have obesity,” says Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, president & CEO for Trust for America’s Health.

Obesity raises the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers. Obesity also increases the risk of other conditions such as arthritis and sleep apnea, CBS News reports. “Obesity can be prevented. It can be treated and managed. But yet we as a country haven’t really put the investment in to truly address the crisis at the magnitude that is,” Dr. Gracia says.

Another concerning trend, certain communities of color have higher rates of obesity as well as some areas where incomes are low.

“It’s really important to understand that these are driven by longstanding inequities that we see in social and economic conditions in these communities. For example, factors such as poverty and such as food insecurity, housing instability, having less access to quality health care, and root causes of structural racism and discrimination,” Dr. Gracia says.

Dr. Gracia adds that addressing this crisis will require new policies and programs at all levels to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

https://www.kcci.com/article/a-new-report-shows-the-nations-obesity-epidemic-is-growing-iowa-new-york/41408644