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Medicine: Obesity Report #872016

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 27, 2007
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(Studio: Kate Snow) CDC map shown of states with high obesity rate increases.

(New York: John McKenzie) The rapid spread of America's obesity epidemic and the correlation to diabetes and high blood pressure examined; statistics cited. [Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Dr. James MARKS†- cites the disaster alarm.] The call for a national strategy: changing the program for children, the food stamp program, the use of federal highway money, school nutrition standards, changing health programs to offer nutrition counseling. [Trust for America's Health Jeff LEVI†- calls for more exercise sites and opportunities for healthy choices.]

Reporter(s):
Snow, Kate;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:02:20

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