Sunday, August 10, 2008

How Fat Are Americans? VERY.....!

Currently, figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the prevalence of obesity in adults at about 66 %.
But lead study author Dr. Youfa Wang of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore says that if current overweight and obesity trends continue, 86 % of Americans could be overweight or obese by the year 2030.
Even more troubling, the authors note,

"By 2048, all American adults would become overweight or obese." (ABC)
"This would result in 1 of every 6 health care dollars spent in total direct health care costs paying for overweight and obesity-related costs.” (source)

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