Will New Study Implicate Obesity in Lowering Life Expectancy?

June 15th, 2011 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

A new study of life expectancy in the United States will surely raise questions about impact of obesity. The Washington Post reports that a study to be published next Wednesday shows  large variations in changes in life expectancy across the country. Rates of life expectancy are getting worse, it appears in the South and SouthEast where there are the highest rates of obesity and diabetes. Life expectancy in the U.S. varies widely by region and in some places is decreasing – The Washington Post  Check the Washington Post’s interactive map for information on your county. For more in depth information, pull up the USDA Food Environment Atlas and compare it to the life expectancy data. Food Environment Atlas