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Americas weighty problem: Why the fight against fat is about more than just looking good

MADISON Speaking to a home-state crowd last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson described how his agency touches Americans in unseen ways every day, from regulating the prescription drugs they take to administering their Medicare accounts to watching over the safety of the food they eat.

We just want you to eat less of it (food), joked Thompson, the former Wisconsin ......

Full article >>> were diagnosed with diabetes in 2000; experts believe another 112,000 were undiagnosed.

The costs of diabetes dont stop there:

Many other persons were at increased risk of undiagnosed diabetes because of the risk factors of age, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. About 18 percent of Wisconsin residents 65 and older have diabetes.

Members of Wisconsin's African-America......

Full article >>> us can do if we choose. It starts with being smarter about the foods we eat and extends to getting some exercise, even if thats only walking the stairs instead of riding the elevator. The fight against fat is not just about looking better; its about feeling better and living a longer, happier life.


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