The Obesity Problem

More than 27% of U.S. adults, ages 20-74, are obese
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2007
Worldwide, over 1 billion adults (ages 15+) are overweight or obese
World Health Organization, 2009
There are more overfed than underfed people in the world today
see "Food" section of WorldOMeters
Related health risks include increased risks of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and hypertension
$117 billion annually to treat obesity-related issues in U.S.
Kelly, "Obesity: Health and Medical Issues Today", 2000

Last updated August 2014

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