Study Suggests 86 Percent Of Americans Could Be Overweight Or Obese By 2030
Original post made by sue, Palo Alto High School, on Jul 29, 2008
Most adults in the U.S. will be overweight or obese by 2030, with related health care spending projected to be as much as $956.9 billion, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Web Link
More than 86 percent of adults will be overweight or obese by 2030 with approximately 96 percent of non-Hispanic black women and 91 percent of Mexican-American men affected.
This would result in 1 of every 6 health care dollars spent in total direct health care costs paying for overweight and obesity-related costs."
Researchers estimate that children and young adults may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents if the obesity epidemic is left unaddressed.
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