- 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.