In recent years, chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular complications have been increasing at an alarming trend in young children and teenagers. Although there are a variety of factors that can lead to those extreme outcomes, there is a strong correlation between socioeconomic status and health complications. In fact, a recent study links an extra $1,000 stipend given to Alaskans lead to a 4.5% decrease in the rate of childhood obesity. Obesity, America’s silent killer, is linked to a plethora of health issues including (but not limited to) Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular issues, etc.
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Based on Yang’s proposition we should see these future benefits:
- Lower medical costs
- Decreased rate of chronic diseases
- Access to healthier meals
- Employment opportunities
- Decreased rate of childhood obesity