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January 2, 2010

Are we healthier after a decade? Not really

From the Associated Press:

Did Americans get any healthier over past decade?

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer Mike Stobbe

ATLANTA – About 10 years ago the government set some lofty health goals for the nation to reach by 2010. So how did we do? By many measures, not so hot. There are more obese Americans than a decade ago, not fewer. We eat more salt and fat, not less. More of us have high blood pressure. More of our children have untreated tooth decay.

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As we move into a new decade, the government is analyzing how well . . .

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Post by Donna M. Byrne, Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law

January 2, 2010 in Current Affairs, Obesity | Permalink

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