Half of all US adults will be obese by 2030

Half of all US adults will be obese by 2030

As per a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, nearly half of adults in the US will be obese by 2030. The CDC currently estimates that 40% of US adults are obese. Also, it is predicted that by 2030 about 24% will have severe obesity. This is poised to become the most common weight category among women (28%), blacks (32%) and low-income adults (32%).

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 6 months

Long overdue to stop adding sugar into almost every grocery item. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/mar/20/sugar-deadly-obesity-epidemic

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 6 months

The modern diet is making us sick. They used plenty of lard in their cooking and made everything from whole ingredients 70 years ago and didn't have this problem. Avoid processed food, sugary foods, and chemical additives! Eat a danged liver or tripe now and then.

Midgetelf 6 months

All processed foods have sugar. Cook a freaking meal from scratch. It doesn't take much longer and is much healthier. Plus it tastes better. As much as I hate government intervention, I'd not mind some regulations on sugar content in food.

AW1990 6 months

i went from fit to obese from one factor - I started working a job that requires me to sit 8+ hours a day. I spend most of my life sitting now and there isnt much I can do about it. the company does not provide standing desks or sufficient breaks to move. I imagine this is the case for many Americans. I am sure added sugar to food plays plays a role, but so does the inability to move for most of the hours you are awake.

Mitchell 6 months

I've always been thin as a bean pole despite my massive appetite. People always hated me for it. "Oh you just wait till you're 40..." they'd growl at me as I cleared tables of food without gaining an ounce...

Seekster 6 months

The king of all first world problems: we each too much and don't get enough exercise. All jokes aside this is a serious issue that will likely require some creative solutions.

Asura Bomb
Asura Bomb 6 months

A life style change isnt necessarily difficult, but it isnt easy either. Cutting out sugar and processed gluten from my dad's diet and my own allowed us to lose almost 40 and 20 lbs respectively. Avoid sugar in all of its forms and research what you put in your body. Get at least 30 grams of fiber every day from fruits, vegetables, or whole grains (that doesn't have chemicals).Also, question your doctor! Doctors are also responsible for making you fat and obese! my father was told he had high blood sugar but ever since he tested his blood from day one it was perfectly healthy an average of 90. Bottomline: you are what you eat.

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