Obesity Rates Rise in America

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The latest numbers are in for America — childhood obesity rates are now reaching 19% or roughly 1 in 5 children, and then there’s a recent report claiming an all-time high of nine U.S. states with adult obesity rates above 35%. We discuss the chronic health conditions and diseases that can come with childhood and adult obesity, such as asthma, sleep apnea, bone and joint problems, and type 2 diabetes. We also talk about how weight struggles are often a lifelong battle that can be made worse by fat shaming and bullying.

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