Disease Proof

NYC: Fatter, More Diabetes


Unfortunately the Big Apple is getting bigger and less apple-er. Obesity and diabetes rates are rising in NYC. The Associated Press reports:
New York City's obesity and diabetes rates are rising faster than in the rest of the country, a city health department study said.

New York's obesity and diabetes rates each jumped by 17 percent between 2002 and 2004, according to the city Department of Health and Hygiene study. The national obesity rate rose by 6 percent during the same time period, while the diabetes rate held steady nationally at 7 percent, according to the study, published in this month's issue of the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.

Some 173,500 adult New Yorkers became obese and more than 73,000 were newly diagnosed with diabetes over the two-year period, the city said. In 2002, 19.5 percent of the city's adults were obese; in 2004, 22.8 percent were, the study said.
Don’t follow the crowd. Next time you’re in NYC try popping into one of these healthy restaurants:
Actually, I got to get my butt to Central Park—stat!
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Louise - April 10, 2008 2:05 AM

So it's true what Dave Letterman said, and when he gave the

Top Ten Signs New Yorkers Are Getting Too Fat

10. Elevators have a maximum occupancy of 1.
9. Statue of Liberty is now holding a cupcake.
8. Drivers' liscense photos larger to include all chins.
7. Braodway's Shubert Alley renamed Kirstie Alley.
6. Robotic voice in the subway says, "Stand clear of
the closing doors, lardass."
5. Thousands of potholes are actually footprints in the
pavement.
4. 97% of passwords are either "fudge" or "bacon."
3. People are becoming Yankees fans just for the
slimming pinstripes.
2. Most popular store: Gap for Tubby Dudes.
1. New Yorkers are winded after giving the finger.

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