obesity

With Obesity On The Rise, Do Seat Belts Need To Be Longer?
With Obesity On The Rise, Do Seat Belts Need To Be Longer?

Waistline creep has become quite a bit more prevalent in the last decade--so much so, in fact, that one-third of the American population is obese and another third is overweight. One unintended consequence of this is the risk of obese drivers dying in car crashes because they’re failing to...Read More»

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Fat & Fatalities: Obese Drivers 80% More Likely To Die In Car Crashes

A recent study led by Dr. Katherine M. Flegal at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made headlines by suggesting that overweight people may live longer than their normal-weight friends. Which made those of us who've been trying to lose 10 or 20 pounds put down our crullers and jump for...Read More»

Overweight driver buckling seatbelt
Obesity Costs America $4 Billion Per Year At The Pump

Now is the time when many Americans look up from their laptops and start thinking seriously about summer vacations. Now is also the time when many of us look down and realize that the laps on which those laptops sit aren't as flat as they used to be. We've picked up a few pounds over the winter --...Read More»

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Commute Making You Fat? Study Links Driving Distance To Obesity

Is driving—and America's automobile-centric lifestyle—largely to blame for our obesity problem? It's not surprising that driving and obesity are linked. And now Sheldon Jacobson, a professor, researcher, and data analysis expert at the University of Illinois claims to have found an...Read More»

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