For the first time, more than 4 in 10 women in the United States are obese.
The Associated Press reported on 6/7 that America’s obesity epidemic is skyrocketing to new levels with 4 in 10 U.S. women now categorized as obese according to new government statistics.
Women lead men in obesity, 40 percent to 35 percent according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
Dana Hunnes, a Ronald Reaan UCLA Medical Center dietitian from Los Angeles said the figure was “really alarming.”
“It’s alarming that it’s continuing to go up despite government calls to action on weight loss and helathy eating,” she said.
Doctors have not been able to figure out why women are more obese than men in the United States despite trailing them significantly on a global scale (pun intended). One must consider the cultural degeneracy of the West leading to “fat pride” movements aimed at normalizing morbid obesity as a possible catalyst – because healthy living is racist, evidently.
The researchers also found:
—About 38 percent of all adults are obese.
—About 17 percent of children are obese, which is the same as earlier reports.
—Obesity rates have been steadily increasing in adolescents since 1988 and now are at 21 percent, but have been stable in kids ages 6 to 11 in recent years at 20 percent. Source
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