- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Bulge Battles for Black Americans (CBS News)
"The black waistline is bulging. The result: heart disease kills blacks at a rate 30 percent higher rate than whites. Diabetes is twice as prevalent and four out of every 10 blacks have high blood pressure, CBS News correspondent Mika Brzezinksi reports." 11-05
- Ground Zero for Obesity (CBS News)
"These are just some of the diseases and conditions associated with obesity:"
- Type 2 diabetes
- Coronary heart disease
- Gallbladder disease
- Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
- Even some cancers (endometrial, breast and colon)
"We start out tonight on the CBS Evening News at TA Travel Center (alright, it's a truck stop) in Baytown, Texas, a suburb of Houston, which Men's Fitness rates as America's fattest city." 11-05
- Obesity Is Now the Top Preventable Health Problem (Rand - Cook)
Provides results from a study that shows that more people are now have health problems as a result of excess fat than from smoking, drinking, or conditions related to poverty. 6-01
- Obesity Linked to Cancer (USAToday.com - Hellmich)
"Excess body weight may contribute to about 20% of all cancer deaths in women and 14% of all cancer deaths in men. This translates to about 90,000 cancer deaths a year in the USA, according to a landmark study on the link between obesity and cancer."
"About 65% of Americans are overweight or obese. Obesity is defined as 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight; overweight is 10 to 30 pounds over a healthy weight." 4-03
- Snoring May Indicate a Serious Problem (ABC News)
"Snoring is the stuff of sitcoms, sketch comedy and late nights tossing and turning between the sheets."
"But it can also be a symptom of sleep apnea, a serious illness in which a person stops breathing while sleeping, sometimes hundreds of times a night." 03-07