A highly graphical and engaging short documentary film that spotlights the nation's greatest killer: obesity.
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During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States, affecting children and adults alike. This important short film combines compelling expert interviews, personal stories, and graphic statistics to highlight this growing national problem.
The report, Mean Body Weight, Height, and Body Mass Index (BMI) 1960-2002: United States, shows that the average height of a man aged 20-74 years increased from just over 5'8" in 1960 to 5'9½" in 2002, while the average height of a woman the same age increased from slightly over 5'3" 1960 to 5'4" in 2002.
Meanwhile, the average weight for men aged 20-74 years rose dramatically from 166.3 pounds in 1960 to 191 pounds in 2002, while the average weight for women the same age increased from 140.2 pounds in 1960 to 164.3 pounds in 2002.