First Lady takes on obesity

| 31/01/2010

(Reuters): US health officials have leveraged the star power of first lady Michelle Obama to roll out a new campaign against obesity, a preventable condition that drains billions of dollars from the economy.  Obama, who plans to take on childhood obesity as a cause, headlined the launch on Thursday of Surgeon General Regina Benjamin’s blueprint for what can be done at home, school and work to reverse the epidemic. In her first initiative since becoming "America’s doctor," Benjamin issued a report on the consequences of obesity to start a national dialogue on the subject. "The number of Americans, like me, who are struggling with their weight and health conditions related to their weight remains much too high," she said.

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