Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The cost of American Diabetes- $147B

$147 billion annually.  REALLY?  Yep.  That's the amount linked to direct and indirect costs of treating overweight and obese patients in America as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2009.

Why should you care?  Obesity now affects triple the rate of children in America from a generation ago and is linked to several other health related issues such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

What can  you do?  Pay attention to the foods that you and your family members are eating, how much exercise you're getting, and take time to reduce daily stress.

Do your part to bring that $147 billion number down.  More importantly, let's live/lead healthier lives.