“Obesity causes 110,000 American deaths each year and plays a role in one-third of all cancer deaths. Yet, despite ballooning concerns, little is being done on the public policy level, as this probing documentary explains. Exploring the issue from individual, political, scientific and cultural perspectives, the film features appearances by Bill Clinton, Ralph Nader, Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Surgeon General Richard Carmona and others”
This documentary presents an all encompassing summary of various contributing causes of Obesity in America. The future of this country relies on today’s children, however for the first time in history forecasts show that the average American life expectancy “could decline by as much as 5 years unless aggressive efforts are made to slow rising rates of obesity.” As we take a look to the future of this country some of the expected outcomes are:
– decreased productivity rates in the workforce
– lack of government funds (aka tax payer’s money) for the medical bills resulting from diabetes 2, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
– higher rates of obesity in our country’s military and police forces.
Watching this documentary will help you gain a better understanding of how the obesity epidemic has reached this point and how it affects both you and your family.