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"The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that about six out of ten Americans were Esther overweight or obese. Furthermore, the prevalence of obesity almost doubled from about 15percent in 1980 to 27 percent in 1999. Dr. J. McGinnis said the current weight statistics predict future problems. "Obesity now will lead to a higher number of deaths from diabetes, heart disease,stroke and certain types of cancer, and increased prevalence of osteoarthritis." The CDC noted that most schools have vending machines or snack bars including foods that are largely nutrientpoor andcalorie-rich. People are also less likely to cook for themselves these days. Roughly half of all meals are consumed outside the home and many of these are from fast foods. ?We have become year-by-year anincreasingly sedentary society," McGinnis said. "People used to enjoy walking a half-mile or a quarter-mile but now they take the car to go across the street. And instead of walking or playing sportsduring free time, children sit in front of the TV or computer. These are unhealthy habits because their muscles are not moving and transportation has become so easy that children are driveneverywhere." So educating the public about healthy nutrition and exercise is essential, the experts said. Healthy foods and more intense physical activity in schools are also important. Are the followingstatements TRUE or FALSE? Copy the evidence from the text. No marks are given for only TRUE or FALSE. (?) More than half of the American population has overweight problems There is a tendency to avoidcooking nowadays Most meals are consumed outside the home According to the experts, the physical activity program in American schools is appropriate for the obesity problem Explicación: Para laprimera afirmación el párrafo relevante es: "The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that about six out of ten Americans were either overweight or obese..." La afirmación es...
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