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For your information.
Obese is roughly 30 pounds over a healthy weight; severely obese is 100 or more pounds over a healthy weight.
According to CDC data, the obesity rate was relatively stable in the USA between 1960 and 1980, when about 15% of people fell into the category. It increased dramatically in the ’80s and ’90s to 32% in 2000.
By 2010, as many as 36% or more than one of every three Americans were obese, 6% were severely obese. These percentages qualify as an epidemic.
A study warns that at the rate we’re going, in 12 years, by the year 2030, more than 4 of every 10 (42%) Americans may become obese and 11% could be severely obese. That means an additional 32 million obese people, on top of the 78 million people who were already obese in 2010.
As Americans get fatter and fatter, there is a new social movement…
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