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Interesting American Obesity Tidbits

From the weightloss scrapbook of Star:

Did you know that...

- Driving a car ranks number one in accounting for 90% of the average American's daily expenditure of energy?
- Office work and watching TV/movies rank numbers two and three, respectively?
- Junk food accounts for 27% of the average American's daily intake?
- A child with one obese parent has a 40% chance of being an overweight adult?
- The risk of adult obesity rises to about 80% among children who have obese parents?
- 39 million lost workdays each year are associated with obesity?
- 65 million additional doctor visits each year are associated with obesity?

SOurces: National Human Activity Pattern Survey, Healthy Lunchbox by Rallie McAllister, MD (Lifeline Press), Washington Business Group on Health

Fri. Mar 10, 2:54pm

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