4 in 10 Now Obese

Look around and you will find the following:

  • In 2015 and 2016, just short of 4 in 10 American adults had a body mass index that put them in obese territory.
  • In addition, just under 2 in 10 American children — those between 2 and 19 years of age — are now considered obese as well.
  • The new measure of the nation’s weight problem, released early Friday by statisticians from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronicles dramatic increases in obesity levels since the start of the 21st century.

Yeah, a few tweaks in our healthcare system should fix this.  Obviously, I say this with tongue-in-cheek.  Buy, hey, let’s grade doctors on patient outcomes because we all know it is their fault patients are obese.  Okay, that was said tongue-in-cheek as well.  Bad me.

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  2 comments for “4 in 10 Now Obese

  1. Susan
    October 21, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Adverse Childhood Experiences Study-clearly links poor health with traumatic childhood experiences, not care by their doctor. Patients with an ACE score of 4 were 220% more likely to become obese. Health care $ would be better spent on child abuse prevention and treatment than inventing new rules for doctors!

  2. Kurt
    October 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Where I’m at out in a rural area in Illinois it’s more like 7 to 8 out of 10 adults are obese or
    the latter…… Morbidly obese.
    Yeah right. All my fault. At least I’m printing off 200 pages of A.D.A.M. (http://www.adam.com/) patient information they can peruse in their abundant leisure spare time!
    Oh yeah, like that really helps.

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