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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

FatLivesMatter: At Least 1 Out Of Every 5 People Are Obese In All 50 States

The United States officially has an obesity crisis. According to a brand new report that was just released by the Trust for America’s Health, at least one out of every five people meet the clinical definition for obesity in all 50 states. But of course in some states things are far worse than that. More than 35 percent of all adults are obese in four states, and the obesity rate is between 30 and 35 percent in 21 other states. And it is important to keep in mind that just needing to lose weight does not mean that you are obese. According to the CDC, you have got to have a body mass index of at least 30.0 to meet the clinical definition for obesity.
Each year, the American people spend 60 billion dollars on weight loss programs and products. That breaks down to about 188 dollars for every man, woman and child in the country. We are a nation that is absolutely obsessed with losing weight, and yet obesity levels are hovering near all-time record highs.

But some parts of the U.S. are definitely doing better than others. The following is an excerpt that comes directly from the new report

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

We pack sugar and salt into just about all of our products. When you try to pass legislation banning even trans fats it was met with a ridiculous amount of opposition. You eliminate obesity and you eliminate the medical bills that are associated with it. Its preventable and people are just too lazy to take care of themselves

Anonymous said...

Being fat is racist.

Anonymous said...

10:07 Next thing you will be telling mr I can't smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol......

Anonymous said...

skinny loves matter!

Anonymous said...

It's not a beer belly. It's a fuel tank for a sex machine!!