CDC Says Americans Are Fatter Than Ever Before; 40% Of Adults Now Considered Obese

Despite the best efforts of our political elites to ban sodas, among other products deemed unhealthy by our growing nanny state, Americans just continue to grow ever fatter.  According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control, 40% of Americans are now obese, a new all-time record high, and over 70% are overweight.  Per NBC:

A troubling new report released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that almost 40 percent of American adults and nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese — the highest rates ever recorded for the U.S.

 

"It's difficult to be optimistic at this point," said Dr. Frank Hu, chair of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. "The trend of obesity has been steadily increasing in both children and adults despite many public health efforts to improve nutrition and physical activity."

 

Overall, 70.7 percent of Americans are either overweight or obese, meaning that an unhealthy weight has become the norm, with normal weight Americans — a BMI of less than 25 — now in the minority.

So which states are harboring the largest Americans?  As it turns out, the fried delicacies of the American South aren't so great for the waistline...

Adult Obesity

 

Meanwhile, a study from Georgia Southern University revealed that it's not just poor eating habits that's causing Americans to pack on the pounds...extreme laziness and binge watching the latest Netflix series are also contributing factors.

What the CDC report doesn't reveal is why the obesity crisis continues to worsen. A recent study by epidemiologists at Georgia Southern University discovered that fewer Americans, particularly women, are trying to lose weight. Public health experts say that an unhealthy diet and the lack of exercise are still the two biggest culprits.

 

"There’s still a huge amount of cheap, accessible, highly processed food available everywhere almost anytime," says Hu. "And despite people doing more recreational activity these days, the overall activity level, household activity and occupational activity has decreased in recent years."

 

In addition to unhealthy foods and a sedentary lifestyle, there could be another possible reason for the increasing obesity rates: sleep deprivation. An estimated 50 million and 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders or sleep deprivation, according to the Institute of Medicine.

 

Inadequate sleep is a risk factor for childhood and adult obesity, says Hu. Sleep-deprived people may be too tired to exercise, take in more calories and may undergo hormones changes that control appetite.

Perhaps even more disturbing, the CDC also found that 20% of teenagers and 10% of preschoolers are also now considered obese.

The continued weight increase in the youngest Americans is especially worrisome for long-term health. One in five adolescents, ages 12–19; one in five kids, ages 6–11, and and one in ten preschoolers, ages 2–5 are considered obese, not just overweight.

 

Obesity is medically defined as having a body-mass index of more than 30. The findings on obese kids in the U.S. comes on top of this week's World Health Organization report that childhood obesity is soaring around the world, increasing more than tenfold over the past four decades.

 

Overweight and obese children have a higher risk to stay obese and childhood obesity is linked to a higher chance of early death in adulthood.

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The consequences of the obesity epidemic are devastating: High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke are not only killing millions of Americans annually — the obesity epidemic is also a humongous burden on the American health care system, making up $190 billion a year in weight-related medical bills. 

Luckily, Obamacare socialized the medical cost of these bad habits...so enjoy those McDonalds fries and we'll all share the cost of your blood pressure and cholesterol medications...it's just more 'fair' that way.

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Escrava Isaura Son of Loki Fri, 10/13/2017 - 18:44 Permalink

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As you can see on the map, if obese people weren’t allowed to vote, Hillary would have easily won by 10 points if not 30.  

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Golden Showers GeezerGeek Sat, 10/14/2017 - 02:58 Permalink

Fat women are disgusting.The fatter they get, the more co-dependent they become.More of each of them? Obvioulsy you haven't had any good trim in a while because I bet you're a fat piece of shit yourself who would settle for ANYTHING to schlep it's way near you.Don't get me wrong. Fat men are also putrid. GG.Fat people feel entitled to take and consume everything around you and will never ever stop until there is nothing left to consume. This is why they are fat people.More to love? I say more to hate.Fat people don't understand the first principle of Nature: Nature wastes nothing. Fat fucks waste thier own selves and are filthy. More to love. You are sick. 

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radiasian ThirdWorldNut Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:02 Permalink

Is it a factor?  Sure.  Is it an excuse?  No.  Those kids in that picture... from purely being a human you can look at that and see that it's fucked up and unhealthy.  I work my ass off... I eat fast food probably twice a year when I get that craving and reminder of why I don't eat it.  Because I and only I am accountable for my health and that means excercising a modicum of will/brain power.  It's bad enough we have to socialize financial losses, do we really have to socialize irresponsibility of the utter garbage that individuals willfully jam down their throats?

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kochevnik ThirdWorldNut Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:04 Permalink

Many poor are thin.  Yanks eat exclusive grain diet as their temperate climate grows many grains, and US agriculture companies lobby politicians to ban foods healthy for organism.  Grain programs body to store all calories as fat.  Grains attack joints and skin and brain and heart with general inflammation, and leaky gut syndrome.  Human body requires polyphenols which was early-human diet before farming invented and resultant 70% death increase

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Grimaldus kochevnik Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:48 Permalink

+100 ^This^ Even dog food today is made without grain in it.I quit eating grains and sugar two years ago. None of the high carb veggies either, like potaoes, peas and carrots. No vegetable oils.Basically, meat and green veggies. Some fruit when in season. I lost 30 pounds.Most of the food sold today in grocery stores around here is junk. Whole aisles of it devoted to engineered garbage peasant food. No wonder everyone is fat.   Grimaldus

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Miffed Microbi… TBT or not TBT Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:34 Permalink

I haven't had wheat in years because I always felt sick after eating it and the next morning my hands were swollen. I was recently in Spain and they serve bread with everything. I started eating it and noted I had no symptoms like I had before whatsoever. Granted I was walking a lot every day so I can't rule that out as having a part in it.

I am wondering if it's not just gluten that is causing so many health issues today. Our food in the USA is toxic filth and you have to be very well off to eat cleanly.

Miffed

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tion Miffed Microbi… Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:39 Permalink

They are adding bromides to wheat products in America. The fat stores toxins the body can't process. Can't shed that weight without releasing  nasties. Halide toxicity and iodine deficiency are unspoken problems here in USA. The mercury contaminated hfcs doesn't help. Also grains aren't soaked/fermented properly here. Anti-nutrients. Making your own bread can be fun, gotta get the good organic/non-gmo wheat/gluten :) 

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UndroppedClanger Miffed Microbi… Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:40 Permalink

Do you get the same symptoms from organically produced bread? I'm curious because, in case you weren't already aware, it's a popular mass grain harvest method in the developed world to pre-spray with glyphosate. That way the stems are dying off when the combine goes through it which makes it easier on the machines and speeds up the grain drying time. The fact that it leaves the grain covered in a compound which is increasingly looking like it's hazardous to health is apparently of no concern... Maybe an experimental tasting of organically produced bread/flour could yield some answers?

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GeezerGeek ThirdWorldNut Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:16 Permalink

I wonder if there is a correlation between obesity and women joining the workforce. Do working women, like those you mentioned working two shifts per day, find it easier to serve junk for supper because they don't have time to prepare wholesome foods? Back in the 50s and 60s most moms stayed home and cooked. Somewhere around 1970 that began to change. The increase in single mothers would perhaps induce a similar effect. It doesn't have to be restricted to those in poverty, although the single mom cohort does often overlap with the poverty group.

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Endgame Napoleon ThirdWorldNut Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:28 Permalink

Here is a good way to stay thin: Be a single, childless woman, working low-wage jobs in financial services, without the advantages that your mom colleagues have, like a spousal income or child support checks that cover housing costs. That frees up money for extra food. Be a childless woman, not a single mom with an EBT allotment that equal’s a week’s wages on top of your free housing and your child tax credit of between $3,337 and $6,269.

As a single, childless woman, working for $10 per hour in the insurance industry, you can afford a dingy, one-room apartment in a dangerous area of town, surrounded by noisy neighbors who make life miserable, assuming you eat less than 1,000 calories per day.

Take Home Pay — $10-per-hour ($20k job in a state with a $19k per-capita income)

$1,400 per month

Rent

$750 per month minimum

You must cover all of these monthly expenses on the remaining $650:

— heating

— gasoline

— groceries

— a car note

— clothing

— a phone

— state-required auto insurance

— government-required health insurance.

You must restrict your caloric intake to less than 1,000 calories per day.

You don’t have kids, so the absentee-mom gang at work will be sure to tell you that you “don’t need the money,” as they swipe their EBT cards, loaded with $450 per month in free food and their monthly cash assistance cards with about $300 in momma cash, taking that back to their free or reduced-cost apartment, thinking about which beach restaurant they’ll treat their latest boyfriend to when they get their $6,269 sex-and-reproduction reward check at tax time, called a “child” tax credit.

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Golden Showers jmack Sat, 10/14/2017 - 03:12 Permalink

This is an important question.15 years ago I was in my mid 20s and made 10 dollars an hour loading trailers and vans for FedEx Ground.Don't confuse two things. Honest labor is honest labor. I didn't sell shit. I didn't buy shit. I just worked nights.I'm not stupid. And you may want to go think about E1 military pay before you shoot your mouth off about this. Lots of men know that pumping out a kid means their ass when mommy leaves and they owe child support on 10 an hour pay.It's different when mama military takes care of you. But the pay sucks. And it's like you say only the idea of the conventional nuclear family is dead.There's a lot of women with kids today who wished their spouse made minimum wage and had a job.Then there's people like me who work 3 jobs and come home happy to provide and I'm not stupid. I'm just not dishonest. Why don't you tell me how to make what you make without a union and without bullshitting people and ripping them off. I'm the going rate and I take care of my shit.

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tion Endgame Napoleon Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:47 Permalink

I am not trying to hate on you, but you seem to have endless salt to shake on this matter, it is a constant display of futility and surrender, and I wonder if you would consider thinking outside the box and making some radical changes in the status quo of your life so that you can find more satisfaction/contentment? You do indeed have the power to benefit your situation, but don't expect it to just improve on its own.

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Escrava Isaura GeezerGeek Sat, 10/14/2017 - 04:31 Permalink

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You can see it yourself. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319825/The-great-global-food-gap-Families-world-photographed-weekly-shopping-reveal-cost-ranges-3-20-320.html  

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jmack Escrava Isaura Fri, 10/13/2017 - 20:29 Permalink

      The ignorance of this post is quite telling.  #1  in an electoral college election,  "points" mean nothing.    If Hillary had maybe shown she gave half a fuck about michigan or wisconsin, she would have won.  But she didn't, and she didn't.   Even though she out right stole New Hampshire and Virginia thru various shenanigans. But hey, why tell you that, you love living in la la land, and it is America, so you are allowed.

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Escrava Isaura jmack Sat, 10/14/2017 - 06:41 Permalink

So, could you please tell us which president does give a fuck about those states? Or any other state? Second, give a fuck is an abstract argument. It means nothing if it’s not backed up by context, in political case, specifically policy to one property. Now, personally, my baseline “policies” for my state to the president would go something like this: 1) Direct investments by the Fed to local banks to generate jobs locally. This money needs to be specifically target at small business of those states. 2) This money does not have interest rate. It only has a fee to cover the banks expensive. Also, these loans stays with these local banks and cannot be sold to the predators banks. 3) Direct health care by the Federal government. No private insurance. No private hospitals. Not attached to employment. Healthcare cannot be profitable. 4) Direct education as well but that to be done the State government. And it cannot be for profit either. As you can see these are liberal approaches because liberals don’t believe in free market nonsense because  Industrialization and free market are incomparable.     Deregulation, liberalization and privatization do not enhance growth and jobs – they reduce it. Professor Richard A. Werner.  
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Rapunzal Escrava Isaura Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:22 Permalink

All your comments so far show me either you are a total retard or a government shill. You realize Hillary or Trump was a comedy not an election. Of both NWO sock puppets I was for Trump only for the reason
The people could enjoy a win for one night. That Trump would flip flop on his promises was given. But Clinton was so corrupt it would have been a shame.

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