A study by the Mailman School of Public Health in Columbia University in New York estimates that half of both men and women in the U.S. will be obese by 2030 if current trends continue. Currently, 32 percent of men and 35 per cent of women are obese. Our cousins in England will not be far behind — with rates of obesity of 41-48 percent for men and 35-43 percent for women by 2030.
The increase in obesity will add millions of new cases of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
It is a shocking and sobering thought for our society.
The study was published in Lancet.