Hide This

FREEHER HealthToolkit

HER Health Toolkit

Sign up for EmpowHER updates and you'll receive our
FREE HER Health Toolkit

Group Leader

Related Topics

Description

Health headlines from around the web. Let's spread the news!

Privacy

This Group is Open to all EmpowHER.com members

Health News Join this Group

Obesity Ranked Higher Than Cancer, Alcohol, Tobacco as Most Important Health Issue

By Jenny Housh HERWriter September 27, 2013 - 8:29am

In a recent survey of 1,504 Americans by a Cincinnati-based polling company, 83 percent of respondents said obesity was the most important health issue in America.

Participants ranked obesity higher than cancer, alcohol, tobacco or sexually transmitted diseases and more than half said it should be treated with the latest medical sciences. But, surprisingly 64 percent of participants believed the majority of Americans were obese. The actual number hovers around 35 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Most Americans recognize obesity as a severe health problem that plagues the United States, and chances are most of you reading this agree that larger steps should be put in place to help prevent obesity.

To read more, visit the link below:
http://www.empowher.com/community/share/obesity-ranked-higher-cancer-alc...

By Jenny Housh HERWriter October 2, 2013 - 11:08am

I'd love that! Let us know what you think, ladies!

October 2, 2013 - 11:08am
By Susan Cody HERWriter Guide October 1, 2013 - 1:47pm

Hi Jenny

Thanks for this posting!

I think I replied to you on the other thread but I would be interested to hear the opinions of other women!

Please share your thoughts here!

Susan

October 1, 2013 - 1:47pm