Study: Half of Adult Population in U.S. To Be Obese By 2030

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.

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46 thoughts on “Study: Half of Adult Population in U.S. To Be Obese By 2030”

  1. In fact, in my county, the current age-adjusted rate of adults overweight or obese (defined as BMI > 25) is 62.6% and the state rate is 59.3%. It looks like the data is from the 2000 census, but I would bet it might be even higher today.

    The unfortunate truth is, this is already reality in many parts of our country.

  2. Half the adult population to be obese by 2030……..ah yes, Monsanto (endocrine disrupting GMOs) Cargil, tyson, Smithfield et al (CAFO meat steroids) and the HFCS (much more fattening than regular sugar, and liver damage) lobbyists will make sure this happens.

    The only way to stay healthy these days is to drop out of the conventional food system.

  3. SwM, he was an amazing kid. He was making Cajun blackened Redfish when he was in the third grade, standing on his little footstool in front of the stove. At 13, he could make a great crème brûléee and souffle.

    He was at our house last Thanksgiving week. He was getting sicker and his arm hurt, but he came in and asked what I wanted for breakfast. I told him toast and eggs were fine. He said that would not do, he would make an omelet. I was sitting here at the computer when he came in with a hot plate and the best omelet I have ever eaten. It had all kinds of chopped vegetables in it and some bits of ham and sausage. Everything balanced perfectly–not too much of any one ingredient and seasoned perfectly.

    He had his seventeenth birthday in January and we lost him in March. His white chef’s coat with his name embroidered on it hung on a stand behind his casket at the funeral. We miss him terribly.

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