Obesity rates will continue to rise, experts say

09/8/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Obesity levels have increased in the past year, and the recession might cause even more of a spike, according to health experts. "Calorie-dense foods tend to be cheaper than more nutritious food," said Jeff Levi, executive director of the Trust for America's Health. "We're worried that could exacerbate what's already a very difficult problem."

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