NBC's Chief Medical Editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman spoke at the Victory Theatre in Evansville Thursday night.
14News caught up with her earlier Thursday afternoon to get her take on this year's biggest health issue.
She says it's obesity.
Snyderman told 14News it's an epidemic that really will kill us both individually and as a nation.
"You would think with good nutrition and science that we would just keep living longer and longer and longer," says Dr. Snyderman. "But, no. Unfortunately we are eating our way into early graces. So it's a real time for us as a nation to remember that if we're not physically fit, we can't be mentally fit, we can't compete economically."
While Snyderman thinks obesity is the biggest issue, her speech focused on women's heart health.
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