SHOCKING NEW HEALTH STATISTICS IN AMERICA! I BLAME GMO’s!

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Obesity:

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.1, 2
The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2010. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.1, 2
In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.1
Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors.3 Obesity is defined as having excess body fat.4
Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.5,6

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm
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The old Autism:

About 1 in 88 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

The new Autism:

Based on parent reports, the prevalence of diagnosed ASD in 2011–2012 was estimated to be 2.00% for children aged 6–17. This prevalence estimate (1 in 50) is significantly higher than the estimate (1.16%, or 1 in 86) for children in that age group in 2007.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr065.pdf

Male/Female Autism:

ASDs are almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 54) than among girls (1 in 252)

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html
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Asthma:

About 1 in 12 people (about 25 million) have asthma, and the numbers are increasing every year.

About 1 in 10 children (10%) had asthma and 1 in 12 adults (8%) had asthma in 2009. Women were more likely than men and boys more likely than girls to have asthma.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/asthma/
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ADHD:

Rates of parent-reported ADHD diagnosis are increasing and the patterns of ADHD diagnosis are changing in the United States. We now have 5.4 million children who have been diagnosed with ADHD. That is nearly one in ten school age children with an ADHD diagnosis; a million more children than were reported in 2003. Of these children, 2.7 million are currently taking ADHD medication.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/features/adhd-parent-reporting.html

Or are they just hyperactive kids?
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Old Food Allergy Statistics:

1 out of 25 children suffer from food allergy

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db10.htm

New Food Allergy Statistics:

1 out of 12 children now suffer from food allergy

Source: Dr. Ruchi S. Gupta, lead author of a study published in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics. [2011]
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Learning disability:

As many as 1 out of every 5 people in the United States has a learning disability

Source: http://nichcy.org/disability/specific/ld

This is a number that I don’t have a lot of trust in.
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Seizures:

About 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy at some point in their lives

Several other sources say 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/basics/fast_facts.htm
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Cancer:
An estimated 1 out of 2 male, or 1 out of 3 female, risk getting cancer
Double that number to see what your risk of dying from cancer is.
Source: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer

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A National Chronic Disease Crisis: The Time to Act is Now

Our nation faces a crisis due to the burden of chronic disease. Today, 7 of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States are chronic diseases, and nearly 50% of Americans live with at least one chronic illness. People who suffer from chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and arthritis experience limitations to function, health, activity, and work. These limitations affect the quality of their lives, as well as the lives of their families.
Source: http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/healthy_communities.htm

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