It’s not exactly news that obesity is a huge issue in the US. In 2015, 30% of adults were considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On top of that, Boston University School of Public Health sheds a new light on this extremely serious issue.
After analyzing national data from 1988 to 2014, researchers found that 51% of American men and 52% of American women have been obese at some point.
“The results suggest that a much larger fraction of the population is affected by obesity than is reflected by statistics on current weight status alone,” the researchers wrote.
Obesity is a really serious issue as it is tied to heart disease, poor mental health, chronic pain, and cancer. It is really important for those who suffer from it to eliminate completely the risk for certain health risk.
Obese people risk getting heart attacks, strokes, diabetes and liver diseases every day. So it is extremely important to fight this phenomenon and make sure than less and less Americans suffer from obesity every year.