Health Notes- Does this country make my butt look big?

aaaHealthNotesButtonRestOfNewsletterMost of us could probably stand to lose a little weight, but the truth is… well, most of us could probably stand to lose a little weight.  Results from a recent study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington found that a third of the Earth’s population, over 2 billion adults and children around the world, are obese or overweight.  The US had the greatest percentage of obesity in young adults and children (13%, or 4.2 million people) while Egypt led in adult obesity (35%, or 3.2 million people).  These extra pounds bring much more serious consequences than beachwear embarrassment; they bring death from diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and others.  This month we bring you a look at that particular study, some unanticipated impacts, and a way to find out if applies directly to you…

One-Third Of World Now Overweight, With US Leading The Way, CNN Health Report by Meera Senthilingam, June 2017

Broken Scales: Obesity And Justice In America, by Benforado, Hanson, and Yosifon in the Emory Law Journal

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