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Dr. Wallach starts the show discussing where the U.S. rates in several health rankings. First citing a recent report on projections regarding American's obesity levels for years to come. The report states that by 2030 half of all Americans in the U.S. will be obese. The U.S. ranks first in the world in obesity. However, the U.S. ranks 60th in health and longevity spending more on healthcare than all of the other 59 countries combined. With the U.S. ranking 41st in the world in first year survivablilty among infants.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach continue discussing the problem of weight gain and obesity in the U.S. Referring to the report on obesity they discuss reader comments as to why or whose fault it is that the U.S. ranks so poorly. While some readers were close such as more excercise and lifestyle changes no one got the whole picture. Not making the connection that weight gain and obesity are not problems of excess but rather a problem of nutritional deficiencies.
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