Published in Women's Health Law Weekly, January 2nd, 2005
Obesity is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain cancers, and has been identified as a major risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). Approximately 130 million U.S. adults are currently overweight or obese, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 25-29.9, or 30 and greater, respectively. The proportion of U.S. adults aged 65 years and older is projected to increase from 12% currently to 20% by 2050. Obesity and this rising...
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