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A Health Crisis
We have a health epidemic in the United States today.
As this visualization reveals, a number of factors combine to the entrench the problem.
We know that obesity leads to diabetes, but as this scatter plot makes quite clear, income is also an important factor.
Those with more advantages have more choices in life as to the food they eat, and more leisure time to exercise and take care of their bodies.
Meanwhile the working poor and others in less advantaged positions not only suffer from worse living conditions but poorer health and wellness.