Obesity in the US

And why it affects 1 in every 3 Americans

The Cost of Obesity: Economically and Physically

Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. It is linked to over 60 chronic diseases. One third of all cancer deaths are due to an unhealthy life style. The average obese adult must spend $4000 a year due to the symptoms caused by obesity.

The Statistics in the US

35% of adults are obese

72% of older men are obese

67% of older women are obese

17% of kids are obese

How to Prevent it

By making healthy food choices and controlling portion size, we should be able to stop this "epidemic" of obesity in the United States. However, it will require effort from people nationwide to reverse the past couple of years. Another issue that must be addressed is screen time, if adults reduced theirs and their children's screen time then they would spend more time being active and doing activities outside, which would once again reduced the obesity rate in this country.