How Did We Get So Big: Five aspects of the obesity crisis in AmericaA deep look at the rising rates of obesity in America.
A wake-up call
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicted on Monday that the number of people who are clinically obese would climb to 42 percent by 2012 compared to the current 34 percent.
Meanwhile, obesity-related illnesses cost the U.S. health care system about $190.2 billion each year.
How did we get here?