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Everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. obesity crisis in one huge infographic

Ever wondered what percentage of U.S. children eat fast food on a given day, or what percentage of weight gain over the last 30 years can be attributed to sugary drinks? If so, the Institute of Medicine has an infographic for you. The infographic is part of a newly released IOM report, “Solving the weight […]

Ever wondered what percentage of U.S. children eat fast food on a given day, or what percentage of weight gain over the last 30 years can be attributed to sugary drinks?

If so, the Institute of Medicine has an infographic for you.

The infographic is part of a newly released IOM report, “Solving the weight of the nation,” that warns obesity’s effect on the nation could become “catastrophic.”

Considering that only 19 percent of Americans get the recommended daily amount of exercise — according to the infographic — that statement doesn’t seem like fearmongering on the IOM’s part.

 

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