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Transportation and Health Equity Series, Part 2
America is a world leader in medical research and medical care. Even here in Portland, our medical prowess is visible. Doctors and scientists at Oregon Health and Science Institute are making amazing discoveries every day and continually wow me with their brain power.
So with this knowledge, why are the following true?
So seriously, what’s going on? Much of the dreariness of the above points can be attributed to the high rates of obesity that are occurring in today’s society. And to bring you down further with obesity statistics…
Obesity map produced by the Centers for Disease Control
Okay, so we get it. We’re obese and it's getting worse. Obesity leads to heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and on and on. It’s killing us and our children.
But on top of this trend there’s HEALTH EQUITY, which will be defined in the next entry. I apologize for the ‘downer’ nature of this entry and will woo you with the promise that there is a hopeful end to this series of write-ups. Just stick with me.
This entry is part of our Transportation and Health Equity series by guest author Sara Schooley.
Read the other posts in the series:
Part IV: What makes health?