California Obesity Rates Spike

September 3rd, 2015 by MorganDowney Leave a reply »

California is seeing a huge spike in obesity cases. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research completed a survey of more than 48,000 Californian adults, teen and children. In the most recent survey, more than one in four California adults were considered obese, about 27% compared to 19% in 2001. This rise comes in the face that another study showed California adults are doing more walking and eating more daily servings of fruits and vegetables. About 9% of respondents said they had been diagnosed with diabetes, compared with 6.6% in 2003. About 39% reported eating fast food at least twice a week in 2014, compared to 37% in 2007. About 31% of California residents living in poverty; less than a quarter of the richest 50% of adults in California were obese. On a typical weekday, 46.5% of children aged 2-11 spend at least 2 hours a day watching TV, playing computer games or talking with friends. On weekends, fully 71% of children engaged in sitting.