Is American Obesity Out of Control?

Dr. Stacy Brethauer says the fight against obesity begins with its underlying causes.
3:00 | 09/18/12

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Numbers continue to increase in terms of the number of adults Americans in in this -- children and adolescents who are becoming obese and overweight. And so the predictions are that that epidemic will continue to grow. Over the next decade in -- -- you know fairly. Major changes are made the terms of people's diet behavior I think initially you have to start with that things that are the underlying causes which are. An activity. Pour food choices easy accessibility to low quality -- high calorie food. And really know education is a huge part of this too. In terms of educating people how to eat properly and -- healthy. Make healthy food choices and so it all starts you know. When people are growing up as -- -- child learn how to eat properly and -- Meehan -- -- that's not true life and unfortunately there's a generation of children and adolescents. And young adults now who never really learn how to eat properly because they grew up on a lot of fast food. And have become more. -- mile or less active. The technology. Generation we're seeing now and then move -- so that's a bad combination. And so that's where we're at now in terms of the obesity epidemic.

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