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American Obesity [Association.sub.a], "AOA Facts Sheet: Obesity in the U.S," American Obesity Association, obesity_US.shtml.
According to the American Obesity Association (AOA), Obesity is the second leading cause of avoidable death in America, and is on pace to pass smoking as the leading cause of avoidable death by next year (Obesity in the U.S., 2002).
"One of the main reasons was because we were very concerned with the state of our girls' health." In 2002, among female youth, the highest overweight and obesity prevalence is found in black and Latina girls, ages six to 11 (37.6 percent and 22.2 percent respectively), and black and Latina adolescent females (45.5 percent and 26.6 percent), according to the American Obesity Association.
In 2004, surgeons operated on an estimated 144,000 bariatric patients, a huge increase from 5 years before, when only about 20,000 procedures were performed, said Morgan Downey, executive director of the Washington-based American Obesity Association.
The American Obesity Association notes that "Today's youth are considered the most inactive generation in history." TV and computer games, cutbacks in school P.E.
American Obesity Association The American Obesity Association offers a comprehensive Web site on obesity and overweight.
But if America is going to subsidize agriculture, the least it could do is subsidize healthy foods, says Richard Atkinson, a professor of medicine and nutritional sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and president of the nonprofit American Obesity Association. "There are a lot of subsidies for the two things we should be limiting in our diet, which are sugar and fat, and there are not a lot of subsidies for broccoli and Brussels sprouts," he says.
Judith Stem of the American Obesity Association and a food nutrition professor at the University of California-Davis said the government's actions on obesity are much too timid.
The 11 nonprofit consumer, nutrition and public health organizations in the partnership are: Alliance for Aging Research; American Association of Diabetes Educators; American Institute for Cancer Research; American Obesity Association; National Consumers League; National Women's Health Resource Center; Pennington Biomedical Research Center; Shape Up America!; Society for Women's Health Research; University of California, Davis; and Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center.
The American Obesity Association has asked the Food and Drug Administration to consider a proposal that would prohibit companies that heavily advertise foods of low nutritional value from taking a tax deduction for the cost of those ads.
STERN, professor of nutrition and internal medicine, University of California, Davis, and vice president of the American Obesity Association.
The American Obesity Association has expressed outrage at Southwest Airlines' policy of charging overweight passengers for two tickets.
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