Around the world, many communities and countries are facing troubling health trends. By 2030, chronic diseases will cause 52 million global deaths per year, nearly five times the number of deaths from communicable diseases. In 1970, just one in eight American adults was obese (with a body mass index of 30 or higher). Today, it is one in three adults. Health problems have become a drag on economies and the futures of individuals, families, communities, and nations.
Source : ULI