50% of Americans Have a Chronic Disease: CDC Reveals the Cost of Unhealthy Living

July 3, 2014 5:37 AM

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50% of Americans Have a Chronic Disease: CDC Reveals the Cost of Unhealthy Living

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded chronic diseases and conditions are among the most common, and preventable, of all health problems. As of 2012, these diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis affect about half of all adults living in the United States. It gets worse. A quarter of adults in the US have two or more of these chronic diseases. Obesity affects more than 33% of American adults, and 20% of American adolescents. Arthritis is the most common cause for disability and diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure. These statistics are staggering, especially since there are many ways to prevent them from happening.

Many adults in the US admit to bad habits which lead to these chronic diseases. Not getting enough aerobic exercise or physical activity was common in over half of adults surveyed. The fruits and veggies your mom always told you to eat were reported to be consumed less than once a day in 30% of adul...

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