New Information Indicates America Is More Obese Than Ever

New research is incredibly alarming. According to the NHANES data, 41.1 percent of women and 37.9 of men are now obese. But prevalence of Class 3 obesity (the CDC’s term for “severely” obese people 100 pounds or more overweight, or with a BMI above 40) is also skyrocketing. New data show that about 8 percent of adults now fall into Class 3, up from less than 6 percent in 2007.


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