InsightCity uses the F word

Obese, that F word. It’s not news that the United States and others have an obesity problem. A recent study in the journal Pediatrics found “a positive linear trend for all definitions of overweight and obesity among children 2-19 years old.” In fact, 40% of 16-19-year-olds and 15% of 2-5-year-olds in the U.S. are obese, the study finds. This runs counter, they say, to other reports that claim obesity rates are stabilizing or declining. The researchers posit that wide-spread availability of nutritional crap (InsightCity’s words, not the researchers’) is outpacing any effects of heightened awareness from national campaigns such as those run by the NFL (Play 60), Michelle Obama (Let’s Move), and others. Medicine can’t be our only hope…can it?