Obesity Levels off in the United States
to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, more than a third of adults and 17
percent of children were obese in 2009 to 2010. This
was the same with the results since 2003.
There are no increases on the number of obese adults
but there is also no drop in the numbers. In recent
years, there were slight increases among white,
black and Hispanic men as well as among black and
Hispanic women. The numbers have leveled off but
there’s no indication that obesity is on the decline
in any group.
Industry insiders suggest that fast food and busy
schedules are the main culprits to the steady level
of obesity in the United States. People should watch
what they eat and exercise at least 30 minutes each
In 2009 to 2010, more than 78 million adults and 13
million children from the age of 2 to 19 were found
to be obese. It has plateaued at a high level, which
has caused some concern among health workers. The
recent results of the CDC were posted online in the
Journal of the American Medical Association. It
focused on the prevalence of obesity, which is a
body mass index of at least 30.