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quotable quotes - May 2012

Updated: 8/14/21 11:00 amPublished: 5/31/12

"Currently, less than 5% of adults meet the recommended targets for physical activity."
- In a pre-screening of HBO’s The Weight of the Nation documentary (available for free viewing online at; see this issue’s New Now Next) at CDC’s Weight of the Nation: Moving Forward, Reversing the Trend, May 7-9, 2012, Washington, DC.

"Profit margin for soft drinks: 90%. Profit margin for fresh produce: 10%."
- In a pre-screening of HBO’s The Weight of the Nation documentary.

"AACE [The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists] now strongly asserts that obesity is a primary disease, and the full force of our medical knowledge should be brought to bear on the prevention and treatment of obesity as a primary disease."
- From a new position paper on obesity and obesity medicine issued by AACE, officially recognizing obesity as a primary disease, May 22, 2012, Philadelphia.

"10% of people with type 2 diabetes have changed or cancelled their plans in the last month due to diabetes."
- From a poster at Lilly Diabetes headquarters, Lilly Diabetes Blogger Summit, May 21, 2012, Indianapolis (Lilly paid our expenses to Lilly HQ for this summit).

"They are collaborative. During the last 24 months, they have said throughout ‘Come to us.’ We have been highly transparent with them."
- Dexcom CEO Terry Gregg on the company’s recent experience with FDA, May 3, 2012. Dexcom recently submitted its Gen 4 sensor for FDA approval (see this issue’s New Now Next).

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