Forecast: 42% of Americans Will Be Obese in 20 Years

ImageThe Center for Disease Control released the statement that by 2030, 42% of Americans will be obese, according to new estimates from the CDC. Currently, roughly 35% of adults fall into this category. In 20 years, 11% will be severely obese (100 pounds or more overweight), about double the current rate.

Researchers point out that earlier estimates forecast obesity rates above 50% and that the new estimates show a “leveling off,” which, as one warned, still represents a serious problem.

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