As we observe the obesity as epidemic that’s enlarging waist and thickening coronary arteries across the country, it can be useful to begin with obesity in adults and arrange our way backward. Thanks to a new post, we can track the roots of adult obesity to a younger age than you might have mistrusted.
Let’s begin with adults. More than one-third of adults under the age of 20 and older are now suffering from overweight (but not obese). An equal number are overweight to a severe enough degree that they are determined as obese. This additional weight is making them risk of all manner of diseases: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, osteoarthritis and so on.
In 2008, the price of medical care for obesity totaled about $147 billion.