Teen obesity on rise across nation

There are 11 comments on the Dec 1, 2010, Vallejo Times-Herald story titled Teen obesity on rise across nation. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

Teen obesity carries a big price tag and the costs and the numbers are seemingly on the rise, according to a new nationwide study.

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mackerel

Vallejo, CA

#1 Dec 1, 2010
I see it here in Vallejo. The biggest culprit corn syrup and it's hidden in everything we eat.
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

#2 Dec 1, 2010
I think free food is more fattening than food you have to PAY for; the proof is all aroud us. If we placed a tax on fat people we could solve our budget problems tomorrow.
Ned Kelly

United States

#3 Dec 1, 2010
Could this be, perhaps, a sign of species evolution, or reaction to some unknown or unidentified event, present or future? Why do the progressive democcrats in govmint tell us to value the diversity of sexual deviates and abnormals, and tell us to stay out of our bedrooms, but see fit to go into our refrigerators? The same scum who tell us killing an unborn child is a right, but will nor allow us to smoke a cigarette?
Wow

Benicia, CA

#4 Dec 1, 2010
Get the government out of our food. Stop subsidizing commodity crops and get all lobbyists out of DC. If they want to subsidize something, subsidize fruits and vegetables. The problem is the over-production of unhealthy food - corn, soy and wheat which make products with those ingredients artificially cheap.
pimpinlibs

United States

#5 Dec 1, 2010
Does anyone else remember when the liberals running the government public schools eliminated P E in this state, they used the idea that P E might lead to some compitition and that some children would have their self-esteem damaged if they happened to lose at some sport or play, that is what liberalism does, thanks democrats !
Cedric

United States

#6 Dec 1, 2010
Em... sounds a lot like our "bloated" government! Which is more dangerous? Think about it.
Cedric

United States

#7 Dec 1, 2010
Wanglow wrote:
I think free food is more fattening than food you have to PAY for; the proof is all aroud us. If we placed a tax on fat people we could solve our budget problems tomorrow.
It does enable, but we are, for the most part, what we eat. Open mouth and of what and how much do we place in there. Look what drug abuse has done to this once fine Country!

What is more dangerous? Over weight or doped up fools?

Gov't: Drugs were in 1 in 5 drivers killed in 2009
By KEN THOMAS, Associated Press
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...

Shall we put it all into perspective?

-More than 910,000 people in America still die of heart disease, annually. AHA

-About 500,000 people die of cancer, in America, each year. CDC

-Approximately 43,000 people, in America, die each year from vehicle related traffic accidents. NHTSA

-About 36,000 people, in America, die from flu related complications each year. CDC

-17,000, or so, poor souls are victims of homicide, in America, annually. FBI
Wrong Again

Fairfield, CA

#8 Dec 1, 2010
i didn't know gomes was a teenager? is this article about her and her rotund stature?
Carlitos Way

Pleasanton, CA

#9 Dec 1, 2010
They're fat, but they can send a text faster than you can say it.
VIB Watch

Vacaville, CA

#10 Dec 1, 2010
Gomes should rally behind this issue. It is close to her heart.
Samuel Kurshan

AOL

#11 Dec 2, 2010
I was fat as a kid and I am fat now. It didn't cause me any harm in the long run, other then now being homeless, friendless and jobless.

(I guess I shouldn't use the word "less" so much)>

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