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Obesity by Mind Map: Obesity

1. Dangerous to health

1.1. -Obesity is linked to more than 60 chronic diseases.

1.2. -According to the American Cancer Society, 572,000 Americans die of cancer each year, about one-third of these cancer deaths are linked to excess body weight, poor nutrition and/or physical inactivity.

1.3. -Over 75 percent of hypertension cases are directly linked to obesity.

2. Diabetes

2.1. -Approximately two-thirds of U.S. adults with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity.

3. Facts

3.1. -Today two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children struggle with overweight and obesity.

3.2. -If obesity rates stay consistent, by 2030, 51 percent of the population will be obese

3.3. -Blacks, Hispanics and Native people are much more likely to be obese than whites, according to data from the U.S.