U.S. Obesity Rate Expected To Hit 42% by 2050, Study Finds
The U.S. obesity rate will continue to increase over the next four decades until it reaches about 42%, according to a study published last week in the journal PLoS Computational Biology. The study also found that people with friends who are obese are at a greater risk of becoming obese themselves.
- "Obesity Rate Will Rise To 42% of the Population Based on Contagion" (Roan, Los Angeles Times, 11/4).
- "Obesity Rates Will Reach 42 Percent: Study" (Steenhuysen, Reuters, 11/4).