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