Obesity is a common, serious, and costly chronic disease. Having obesity puts people at risk for many other serious chronic diseases and increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in turning the tide against obesity and its dispr oportionate impact on racial and ethnic minority groups. Source: CDC Obesity, Race/Ethnicity, and COVID-19
But Krispy Kreme is being hailed a hero for offering free donuts with proof of a Covid vaccine. Is THAT what public health has come to? Bribes with sweets as if Americans are silly children will who walk like wee Zombies, or donut aficionado Homer Simpson, and do anything for.... a DONUT? This program flies in the face of the most rudimentary health advice, and even the bottom 5% MD who had 15 minutes of nutrition class in med school knows that this is a flat out disgrace. Dr. Fauci condones this charade? We are being told that all we need to do is take a vaccine, and voila! Health! Safety! Life!!! Nonsense. Diet, nutrition, Vitamin status, exercise, weight, BMI, stress levels all contribute to dis-ease. There is more to life on Earth than vaccinating for Covid. And this campaign harms some more than others. Where's the outcry?
FYI - Krispy Kreme is also offering a free donut to those who don't want to be vaccinated, because contests, unlike much of life, have rules about discrimination. See the KK promotion here - Be Sweet to Your Community COVID-19 Vaccine Offer.
Ingredients:Doughnut(Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Palm Oil, Soybean Oil, Sugar. Contains 2% or Less of Each of the Following: Yeast, Soy Lecithin, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Salt, Mono and Diglycerides, Wheat Gluten, Calcium Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate, BHT, Dried Milk Powder, Egg Yolks, Cellulose Gum, Calcium Propionate (To Maintain Freshness), Ammonium Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate, Sorbitan Monostearate, Tocopherols, Tricalcium Phosphate, Diammonium Phosphate); Glaze(Sugar, Water, Corn Starch, Palm Oil, Calcium Sulfate And/Or Calcium Carbonate, Agar, Dextrose, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Salt, Disodium Phosphate, Locust Bean Gum And/Or Mono and Diglycerides)
Come to think of it, this ingredient list would make Pharma proud.....
The prevalence of obesity was 42.4% in 2017~2018.
From 1999–2000 through 2017–2018, the prevalence of obesity increased from 30.5% to 42.4%, and the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 4.7% to 9.2%.
Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death.
The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008 US dollars; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.
Obesity affects some groups more than others
[Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data brief]
Non-Hispanic Black adults (49.6%) had the highest age-adjusted prevalence of obesity, followed by Hispanic adults (44.8%), non-Hispanic White adults (42.2%) and non-Hispanic Asian adults (17.4%).
The prevalence of obesity was 40.0% among adults aged 20 to 39 years, 44.8% among adults aged 40 to 59 years, and 42.8% among adults aged 60 and older.
Obesity and socioeconomic status
[Read the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)]
The association between obesity and income or educational level is complex and differs by sex and race/ethnicity.
Overall, men and women with college degrees had lower obesity prevalence compared with those with less education.
By race/ethnicity, the same obesity and education pattern was seen among non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, and Hispanic women, and also among non-Hispanic White men, although the differences were not all statistically significant.
Although the difference was not statistically significant among non-Hispanic Black men, obesity prevalence increased with educational attainment. Among non-Hispanic Asian women and men and Hispanic men, there were no differences in obesity prevalence by education level.
Among men, obesity prevalence was lower in the lowest and highest income groups compared with the middle-income group. This pattern was seen among non-Hispanic White and Hispanic men. Obesity prevalence was higher in the highest income group than in the lowest income group among non-Hispanic Black men.
Among women, obesity prevalence was lower in the highest income group than in the middle and lowest income groups. This pattern was observed among non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Asian, and Hispanic women. Among non-Hispanic Black women, there was no difference in obesity prevalence by income.