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America Battles Obesity, Dropping 5 Million Pounds
Date:11/2/2009

With health care legislation pending in Congress, Americans are anxious to see how the government will respond to the nation’s biggest obstacle to wellness: obesity. Even with reform and advances in medicine on the horizon, nearly 1.5 million citizens have taken matters into their own hands, joining Dr. Ian Smith’s 50 Million Pound Challenge, which announced this week the loss of its 5 millionth pound – a watershed moment for the members of The Challenge and for a nation struggling against obesity and its medical consequences.

(PRWEB) November 2, 2009 -- The hard truth is that two-thirds of Americans are overweight and obesity-related costs run up a $147 billion tab annually. But momentum from September’s 50 Million Pound Challenge Walk Off, which brought together 16 city governments and 6,000 people in more than 80 cities across America, inspired veteran Challengers and newcomers alike to drive harder toward the 5 million pound milestone this month. Faced with recent studies claiming that women overweight in their middle age suffer greater risk of severe health problems in later years and that obesity is quickly becoming the leading cause of cancer in Western countries, Challengers are taking their weight loss more earnestly than ever before.

“Two and a half years ago we charged ourselves – as individuals, as communities and as a nation – to turn the health crisis in America around,” said Dr. Ian Smith, founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge and New York Times bestselling author of The 4 Day Diet. “Together we’ve lost more than 5 million pounds and made big strides toward improving our lives and lifting the heavy burden of obesity from America’s health care costs. We proved that The Challenge is an historical movement.”

As the 5 million pound accomplishment indicates, members of the Challenge have had unpre
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