Obesity: A Big Fat Problem For America’s Future

Associated Press
Various size cups and sugar cubes  are displayed at a news conference at New York's City Hall, Thursday, May 31, 2012. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in the city's restaurants, delis and movie theaters in the hopes of combating obesity, an expansion of his administration's efforts to encourage healthy behavior by limiting residents' choices. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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The National Institute of Health defines obesity as having too much body fat. It's been described as the fastest growing public health challenge for the U.S. As the prevalence of obesity has increased, so have related health care costs.

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