The Latest Statistics on America’s Obesity Epidemic
The recent IHRSA/ASD Obesity/Weight
Control Report publishes “real” research
statistics on America’s growing obesity epidemic. These
alarming statistics reveal a dangerously overweight U.S. population.
Obesity in proliferating in the United States: 3.8 million people are
over 300 pounds, over 400,000 people (mostly males) carry over 400 pounds
and the average adult female weighs an unprecedented 163 pounds!
Until now, the publication of the most crucial and powerful statistics
on obesity -- raw bodyweight averages for the American population -- had
scrupulously been avoided by the most faithful keepers of the public health
record, the CDC. While the CDC has the most comprehensive and widely disseminated
public health statistics on dieting, weight
loss research and obesity in America, their focus on the
polite abstraction of Body Mass Index (BMI) rather than actual bodyweight
has hindered America’s war on obesity.
The National Center for Health statistics has been tracking America’s
obesity problem for over four decades. The following statistics support
the growing concern regarding the obesity problem in America.