In an interview with CBS News last weekend, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called obesity data “alarming.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one-third of American adults are overweight, and another third are obese. Sebelius says the epidemic impacts our costs, quality of life, and economic productivity. She asserts, “we are really putting ourselves at a huge disadvantage in a global economy by having a nation that is vastly overweight."
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