According to a 2012 report, obesity is, “the leading cause of preventable death—second only to tobacco” in New York City. The vast majority of city dwellers (3.5 million people—or 58% of adults) are overweight or obese, pushing obesity and obesity-related conditions to “epidemic” proportions. Creating a healthier New York is clearly a public health priority, so why have efforts to address this devastating—and preventable—cause of death been so unsuccessful?
Apparently Marco Rubio is not the only person who believes he can beat Hillary Clinton in a Presidential run. A slew of political operatives behind the curtain believe that by the power of sheer youth, oratory skills, an attractive family, and his appeal to Latino voters, the 43-year-old Rubio could ride his rhetoric to the White House.