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Notes from Linked In: Obesity Rates Expected to Double

By Marcus Samuelsson | December 5, 2012

Photo: Thomas Hawk

This article was first posted on LinkedIn on December 3, 2012.

A friend forwarded me a link to this slide show (it’s at the bottom of the page) and it was startling. Created by the Center for Disease Control, it simply shows the changes to the geography of U.S. Obesity from 1985 until 2010. As you sit and watch, this simple set of maps starts from nearly all blue and just gets redder and redder, effectively and dramatically showing the yearly increase of American wastelines. While we’ve all heard the phrase “Obesity Epidemic” being thrown around, this visual really hit home for me how recently and dramatically this excessive weight gain has happened in our nation. Read More

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