The Obesity Epidemic
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I’m sure you’ve heard about the obesity epidemic in this nation. So I’m going to be frank. We need to work together so more people don’t suffer from obesity-related health conditions.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH.
Over one-third of adults and nearly 17 percent of children in the US are now obese. Research shows that African Americans have a higher rate of obesity than other ethnic groups. Obesity increases a person’s chances of developing health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Although eating less and exercising more may be easier said than done – even small steps can make a big difference. You’re never too old or too out of shape to change your habits. Our Weight-control Information Network provides resources, which can help you take action.
To learn more, visit our website at NIDDK. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.
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