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What does 5-2-1-0 have to do with obesity?


According to Elizabeth A. Joy, associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and collegues Dot Verbrugge, Ross Hightower and Nicole Mihalopolous, the numeric represents a program to combat the wave of overweight children and adults in the state of Utah–which costs us $400 million a year in direct health care costs.  The goal is  “to shift the mind-set from treating obesity-related diseases to preventing them through living a healthy lifestyle,” say the authors in an opinion piece in the Salt Lake Tribune.  Find out how by reading the complete article here.