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Stat!: Obesity’s a Problem…But Not for Me

Posted Aug 19 2009 6:21pm

Percent of overweight Americans: 32.7
Percent of obese Americans: 34+

Percent of Americans who say they are at a healthy weight: 66.6
Percent who think obesity isn’t a problem for their families or themselves: 49

Number of obesity-related deaths each year: 112,000

Number of Americans with type 2 diabetes: about 23.6 million
Number of Americans with “pre-diabetes”: 57 million


And now, with all that in mind, go check out the telling ad placement around Walgreen’s “Entire Meal for Only $10″ coupon, which Hemi recently wrote about in a great post over at Fooducate.


Sources: Reuters, McClatchy Newspapers, CDC (PDF) and NIH (PDF)

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Posted in Food, general health, nutrition Tagged: diabetes, Fooducate, healthy weight, junk food, obesity, overweight, self-image, Walgreen's
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