U.S. Obesity Rate Continues to Climb to New Highs

Gallup: “The obesity rate among U.S. adults in 2015 climbed to a new high of 28.0%, up 2.5 percentage points since 2008. This represents an increase of about 6.1 million U.S. adults who are obese.”

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“The obesity rate has continued to rise in the U.S. after leveling off from 2011 to 2013, and has done so despite rising public concern. Past research has demonstrated that obesity and its associated chronic conditions including diabetes cost the U.S. economy $153 billion per year in unplanned absenteeism due to poor health, a figure that has increased since the time of that study. And while blacks suffer disproportionately from chronic conditions associated with obesity, the sharp increase in obesity measured among whites since 2008 signifies that this is not a problem isolated to one racial or ethnic group.”

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  • NoThankYou

    …but…but… Bernie says our heathcare costs more because of the system! If we were like Europe we’d pay the same as them!

    Say it ain’t so!

  • enfuegobuddha

    *despite rising concern among the intelligent public.

    fify

  • hipsteriac

    As the wealth of what remains of the middle class declines, fewer and fewer people can afford to eat nutritious and non-fattening foods.

  • Misleading Onion

    I’m doing my part to keep us at #1, LOL

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