"Because of the increasing rates of obesity, unhealthy eating habits, and physical inactivity, we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. People with pre-diabetes can delay and even prevent Type 2 diabetes by losing just 5 to 7 percent of their body weight through moderate changes in diet and exercise. The changes—such as walking for 30 minutes a day five days a week—are simple, and prove that small steps can bring big rewards." - U.S. Surgeon General, 2004.