September 11, 2010 – Graphic of Obesity Epidemic

I ran across this animation put together by the Center for Disease Control showing the instances of obesity in the United States from 1985-2009.┬á It’s very startling how quickly obesity has blossomed. There are huge implications for public and private health spending as obesity-related chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other diseases become much more prevalent.

one year ago…”Carrot Harvest”