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Obese New Yorkers - “Who, Me?”

November 23rd, 2005

3.2 million residents of New York City are obese or overweight. The adult obesity rate (2004) in the city is 20%, which is actually lower than the national average of 23%. This still leaves around 1 million residents with body mass index (BMI) high enough to be classified as obese.

However, when asked how overweight they are, only 39% of obese New Yorkers say “very overweight”.

“Obesity is directly related to getting too little physical activity and consuming too many calories,” Dr. Frieden continued. “Nearly 75% of New York City adults report no regular physical activity and nine out of 10 do not eat the recommended servings of fruits and/or vegetables per day. Obesity causes heart disease, diabetes, cancer and stroke and worsens asthma, arthritis and other conditions. Just 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week can literally save your life.”

3 out of 4 California school kids fail basic fitness

November 22nd, 2005

Calcium from food better than from supplements

November 22nd, 2005

“Women don’t have heart attacks”

November 21st, 2005

A 30,000 calorie sandwich

November 19th, 2005
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