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Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips: The threat we all face from obesity

June 10, 2013
by Dr. Eberhart-Phillips, former Marin County Public Health Officer
Marin Independent Journal

IF YOU STILL need convincing that America has a serious problem with obesity, you should grab a copy of "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future," a report released late last year by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

It's a disturbing read (http://tinyurl.com/9vmpqvl). With the adult obesity rate in the United States already setting a new world record at about 36 percent, the authors of "F as in Fat" peer ahead to the year 2030, when that figure will reach at least 45 percent in every state, if current trends remain unchanged.

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