More than 25% of the increase in medical costs between 1987 and 2001 is attributable to obesity and obesity-related conditions such as hypertension and diabetes, according to a new report from the non-partisan Urban Institute.
Come 2015, it is estimated that 40% of American adults will be obese, which is more than double the rate 40 years ago.
And today, close to 20% of children are obese, up from 4% four decades ago.
$1.5 trillion is spent each year on health care
2.8 billion prescriptions written each year
1.1 million deaths from heart disease
770,000 deaths from cancer
18 million diabetes
17 million suffer from asthma
44 million suffer from arthritis
1 in 8 develop breast cancer
WEIGHT LOSS FACTS
Obesity contributes to over 300,000 deaths per year in the U.S.
81% of people in the U.S. are overweight
75 million people go on a diet every year
50,000 people start a weight loss program everyday
Weight loss industry accounts for 40 billion / year - that is over 109 million / day
People are getting sicker and more overweight
60 diseases are related to obesity
Obesity is gaining on smoking as the #1 killer in America
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? TOXINS !
Chemicals from food
Preservatives, pesticides, fertilizers
Chemicals in our water, over 700
7000,000 tons of pollution in the air
Chemicals from cosmetics and cleaning fluids
Animals are injected with hormones, steroids and antibiotics