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Fight obesity epidemic

August 31, 2007
by Editorial
Wichita Eagle

America needs to start walking its talk on obesity and health. Americans keep talking about the importance of losing weight and getting active -- and we just keep getting fatter. Two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or clinically obese, according to a recent report from the Trust for America's Health. Obesity rates in Kansas are also climbing. More than 23 percent of adult Kansans said they don't get any physical activity; the national average is 22 percent. At a time when America's health care system faces soaring costs, we can't afford to ignore this health crisis.

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