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Obesity Trends in America: 2000-2018

Posted on July 25, 2019 by Leave a comment

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blog_statesmapStatistics show that America’s obesity epidemic is still deepening on the whole, but how does it break down by individual state? We thought it would be interesting to take a look at how the states compare when it comes to body weight statistics within the last 20 years, and attempt to hypothesize about the statistical disparity between them.

We should point out a couple of important things before getting to the statistics that provide context for why these numbers matter.
First, the clinical definition of obesity is having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. BMI has a directly proportional relationship with increased risk of developing over 59 other chronic diseases, such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even some forms of cancer. It’s important to know the standard method of measuring and diagnosing obesity so you can personally understand where you fit into the big picture.

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Sounding the Alarm: Obesity Impacts Life Expectancy in the US

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Leave a comment

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blog_soundalarmSince the World Health Organization was founded in 1948, it has been measuring and predicting and the life expectancy of people in almost every country across the globe. Over the years, the conditions for life expectancy have evolved from focusing solely on predicted birthrates and infant mortality to include ongoing wars, healthcare systems, and the prevalence of chronic conditions.

We have some alarming news for you, America. Our life expectancy ranking is tanking.

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