Wednesday, November 18, 2015
…BUT OBESITY RISES
Despite years of efforts to reduce obesity in America, federal health officials report that the share of Americans who are obese had edged up slightly in recent years. About 38% of American adults were obese in 2013 and 2014, up from 35% in 2011 and 2012 and 32% in 2004. Obesity among young people was unchanged. Some of the most striking numbers were among minorities. About 57% of black women were obese from 2011 to 2014, the highest rate of any demographic. Next highest were Hispanic women, at 46%, and Hispanic men at 39%. About 36% of white women were obese, and 34% of white men.
Source: New York Times, 11/12/15, Obesity Rises