IBWA issues statement on CDC obesity report

Dec. 30, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — IBWA emphasized the importance of calorie-free beverages like bottled or tap water.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) has issued a statement regarding a recently released report on obesity from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a press release.

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The CDC report, titled "Obesity — United States, 1999-2010," found that while increases in obesity prevalence have slowed or even stopped in some groups in recent years, it is still a pressing concern for the U.S. population as a whole, the release reported.

The concern is elevated for households without regular access to effective nutritional and wellness education and healthier food options, noted the release.

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According to the release, drinking water, whether bottled or tap, continues to be one of the easiest choices a person can make to have an immediate impact on caloric intake.