Nearly 1 in 4 adults in the US will be severely obese by 2030, study suggests

Woman on kg weight scale

Enlarge / Woman on kg weight scale (credit: Getty | BSIP)

Nearly half of all adults in the US will be obese just 10 years from now, according to new projections published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Nearly a quarter will be severely obese.

Currently, about 40 percent of US adults are obese and about 20 percent are severely obese.

The new modeling study, led by public health researchers at Harvard, attempts to provide the most accurate projections yet for the country’s obesity epidemic, which is increasing at a concerning rate. “Especially worrisome,” the researchers write, “is the projected rise in the prevalence of severe obesity, which is associated with even higher mortality and morbidity and health care costs” than obesity.

Read 10 remaining paragraphs | Comments

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1635105

Source: Ars Technica

By:

Study of YouTube comments finds evidence of radicalization effect
Study of YouTube comments finds evidence of radica ...
Latin America takes the global lead in VC directed to female co-founders
Latin America takes the global lead in VC directed ...
These Presidents' Day sales from HP won't last much longer - save up to $800 on cheap laptop deals
These Presidents' Day sales from HP won't last muc ...
Fujifilm X100V: everything we know so far
Fujifilm X100V: everything we know so far ...
VPN deal: 73% off and a cloud storage freebie with this limited time offer
VPN deal: 73% off and a cloud storage freebie with ...
Hackers impersonate top VPN to steal cryptocurrency
Hackers impersonate top VPN to steal cryptocurrenc ...