Just 10 years ago, not a single state in the US had an obesity rate of 25 percent or higher. In 2009, 33 states did.

A recently-released CDC report stated that the total medical costs of treating obesity in the U.S. topped $147 billion. This is a massive cost to be sure, yet the socioeconomic impact obesity has upon families and communities is even greater. How can you ever assign a dollar figure to a diminished quality of life?

Ultra-marathoner Dean Karnazes asks for your input on this “growing” problem. The comments are worth a browse…

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