Number of Obese, Overweight U.S. Residents Up Significantly Over Past 20 Years, Study Finds
The number of U.S. adults who are overweight or obese has increased significantly over the last two decades, according to a study in published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers found that in 2012, 65.2 million U.S. residents were overweight and 67.6 million U.S. residents were obese. This is the first time the number of residents who are obese is greater than the number who are overweight.
- "America's Getting Even Fatter: Startling Growth in Obesity Over Past 20 Years" (Cha, "To Your Health," Washington Post, 6/22).