Wednesday, November 25, 2009
New York Times, November 17:
USA Today, November 17:
(Print edition version: "49 Million Americans Report Lack of Food”)
Study Foresees an Increase in Obesity and Its Costs
the search for ways to slow the growth of health care spending ... may be overwhelmed by the surging prevalence of obesity ... if current trends continue 103 million American adults will be considered obese by 2018. That would be 43 percent of adults.
'Wake-up call': 1 in 6 went hungry in America in 2008America, land of miracles! Land of the increasingly starving increasingly obese!
Rising obesity will cost U.S. health care $344 billion a year
Or maybe it's just that two studies by different groups got released to the press by their
And the press fulfilled its role of credulously
Charles Lane of the WaPo squares the data circle.