The evidence of an obesity epidemic is everywhere. Two-thirds, or more than 190 million Americans are overweight or obese. Obesity-related diseases are a $147 billion dollar medical burden every year. Childhood obesity has tripled in the last thirty years.
We can tighten our belts and try to hide under clothing but the evidence is as abundant and visible as the excess mass found around many Americans’ midsections. The accumulating mass immobilizes our bodies and saps our vitality. It also puts a heavy burden on our economy.
This section aims to weigh all the evidence on the obesity epidemic and help readers flex their brains to make smarter health decisions.