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(CBS) If current obesity trends continue, more than 40 percent of adults in the United states will be obese and spending on the epidemic will quadruple to $344 billion by 2018, according to a new study released Tuesday.
The study, sponsored by the United Health Foundation, Partnership for Prevention, and American Public Health Association in conjunction with their annual America's Health Rankings, notes that the states most in danger of a ballooning obesity epidemic are: Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Only one state - Colorado - will have an obesity
Originally posted by Stop-loss!
How do fat people afford lots of food with these economic times? I know some people that started losing weight just because food was getting expensive, but eventually nothing motivates a fat man to work hard like keeping food on the table,literally.
Australians more obese than Americans, study finds
I saw a stat last year, that aussies where the fattest on earth, they must be something, if there fatter on whole than americans.
Australia has a higher proportion of obese people than the United States, with the health system facing a "fat bomb" unless action is taken, a study warned Thursday. The report from the Baker Heart Institute found that 70 percent of men and 60 percent of women aged 45-65 had a body mass index of 25 or more, meaning they were overweight or obese. Titled "Australia's Future Fat Bomb," the study compiled the results of height and weight checks carried out on 14,000 adult Australians in 2005.