Published On: Sep 19 2012 03:47:36 PM CDTUpdated On: Aug 07 2013 09:46:50 AM CDT
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control suggests we've made some progress in the fight against childhood obesity in the nation's youngest children. Despite the progress with children, the number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, is on course to increase over the next 20 years.
Take a look at the states with the highest projected adult obesity rates for 2030, as reported in F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012, a report released in Sept 2012 by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
Researchers calculated projections using a model published in The Lancet in 2011 and data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is an annual phone survey conducted by the CDC and state health departments. The data were adjusted for self-reporting bias. Adults are considered obese if their BMI is 30 or higher.
The Attorney General's Office is investigating the August 4th drug-related arrest of Richard Farr, the 30-year-old son of Santa Barbara County Supervisor Doreen Farr and Goleta City Councilman Jim Farr.
If you drive along the ocean or happen to be at Elings Park in Santa Barbara, you've probably noticed people flying through the air. It's a sport called paragliding and we get the birds-eye view as we go up in the air.
A large rally, with chanting and passionate speakers, took place in Santa Barbara today as part of a statewide effort to alert lawmakers in Sacramento to increase funding for services needed by the disabled.
Los Angeles is founded, Arkansas' governor calls out the National Guard to prevent the integration of a Little Rock school, swimmer Mark Spitz sets a new Olympic gold medal mark, and Google is founded, all on this day.