STOP Obesity Alliance
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The Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance is a collaboration of consumer, provider, government, labor, business, health insurers, and quality-of-care organizations united to drive innovative and practical strategies that combat obesity. The STOP Obesity Alliance receives funding from founding sponsor, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC. and supporting sponsor, Allergan, Inc.
The United States is experiencing an obesity epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 34 percent of American adults are obese, and an additional 34 percent are overweight.1 In nearly two-thirds of states, more than 25 percent of the adult population is obese.