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Fat and getting fatter: U.S. obesity rates to soar by 2030 | Reuters

September 18, 2012

If Americans stick to their eating and exercise habits, future historians will look back on the early 21st century as a golden age of svelte.

The latest in a long string of reports on the obesity epidemic in the United States presents the usual glum picture of the present, when 35.7 percent of adults and 16.9 percent of children age 2 to 19 are obese, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported earlier this year.

But for the first time, the report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – the ninth that the groups have issued – also applies a time machine to those data. Using a model of population and other trends, the report “F as in Fat” projects that, by 2030, unless Americans change their ways, half of U.S. adults will be obese.

Building on the state-by-state obesity data CDC released in August, “F as in Fat” projects obesity rates of at least 44 percent in every state and over 60 percent in 13.

via Fat and getting fatter: U.S. obesity rates to soar by 2030 | Reuters.

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