Disturbing Facts & Figures

Obesity Rises Without Explanation

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disclosed in their most recent report that the obesity rate climbed to nearly 38 percent of adults in 2013-14, up from 32 percent about a decade earlier.  Despite significant public-awareness campaigns and industry efforts to get people to watch their weight and consider what they eat, people continue to gain weight putting them in the obese category.  Surprisingly, women have now overtaken men in the obese category.

There is no explanation why the rate increased (from 32 to 38 – a 20% plus increase) however some are citing that the participants used in the study may not represent the country as a whole.