Exercise 1.5. The relationship between obesity and cancer is described and discussed
in this chapter. Conduct a search to answer the following questions. The incidence rates
for six cancers associated with obesity are increasing in young Americans. Identify
them. What is the prevalence rate of obesity in people younger than 18 in your state?
Which children are at highest risk for obesity in your state? Are there any prevention
programs in your state that address this issue? Are they effective? Has your state
passed and enacted any laws designed to decrease obesity? Are they effective? If they
are not effective, explain why you believe they are not working.