Responsibility and Health … If Not You…Then Who?

According to the CDC Health United States 2011 Trends and Statistics :

1.  The cost per capita (per person) of Health Expenditures from 1980 was $2853.  In 2009 it rose to $8086. 

2.  Employer contribution to private health insurance premiums in 1987 $84.2 billion to 2009 $397.5 billion.

3.  Employee contribution to health insurance premiums 1987 $43.9 billion to 2009 $247.6 billion.

4.  Total doctors of medicine (Family, Internal, Obstetrics, Pediatrics) 1980 467,679. In 2009 the number rose to 972,376.

5.  Obesity in 1980 was 15.1 % in 2010 the number rose to 35.4% 

6.  Leading Cause of Death in 1980:
Disease of Heart 761,085
Cancer   416,509
Diabetes 34,851 

7.  Leading Cause of Death in 2008:
Disease of Heart 616,828
Cancer 565,469
Alzheimer’s 82,435
Diabetes 70,553

 8. Fast Food restaurants in 1970 was 30,000.  In 2001 the number rose to 222,000. (GMO’s, Factory Meats, High fructose was introduced in 1980’s)

9. Pepsi and Coke replaced sugar with High Fructose in 1980’s.

It’s time for a change and this change starts with you.  These statistics makes it clear that it our responsibility to take care of our bodies!    Unfortunately Big Food makes it difficult for us to know what it safe.

Best,
Roxanne Linton, WHE

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