Americans Are 20 Pounds Heavier Today Than Two Decades Ago

Posted on November 25th, 2011 in News and Commentary

Americans Are 20 Pounds Heavier Today Than Two Decades Ago

From the HUFF POST:

…The findings, based on the annual Gallup Health and Healthcare Survey, show that men are reporting they weigh 196 pounds on average and women are reporting they weigh 160 pounds on average, up nearly 20 pounds from self-reported weights in 1990…

Earlier this year, a report in the Lancet suggested that half of Americans will be obese by the year 2030 if obesity and overweight trends continue as they are now…

Black people are still the demographic with the highest incidence of obesity, with 35.4 percent obese so far this year. However, the incidence of obesity has decreased from last year, going down 0.6 percent. In 2008, 35.1 percent of these people were obese…

Click here to read the full article.

Share

Leave a Reply

*

More News

Credo

"....I have never made it a consideration whether the subject was popular or unpopular, but whether it was right or wrong; for that which is right will become popular, and that which is wrong, though by mistake it may obtain the cry or fashion of the day, will soon lose the power of delusion, and sink into disesteem." Thomas Paine, Common Sense, on "Financing the War", March 5, 1782

Categories

Blog Archives

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

NewsLanc looks back at a decade of service

At 77, we cannot be confident that there will be ...

Convention Center Series

Convention Center Series Index

Convention Center Series Index

Chapter 1: Beginnings- Revised Chapter 2: Dream Team- Revised Chapter 3: Helping ...

Honoring those who challenged the Convention Center Project

Earlier this month, NewsLanc published “The $63.6 million convention center ...

Keisling on Pennsylvania Politics Index

Index of the ongoing series by Bill Keisling Six Decades of ...

Lancaster Acquisition of Harrisburg Incinerator

Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

Prospects cloudy for Corbett’s Harrisburg bailout

by Bill Keisling Corbett Administration officials publicly say the Act 47 ...

Coalition forming to challenge Corbett administration’s Harrisburg bailout plans involving LCSWMA incinerator purchase

by Bill Keisling Citizens dissatisfied with the Corbett administration's plan to ...

Tsukerman on Russia

Two oil giants:  Russian and French

Two oil giants: Russian and French

By Slava Tsukerman All the Russian leftists and most of Russian ...

Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” is viewed differently through Russian eyes

By Slava Tsukerman Can a production of a play from 1882, ...

Memoirs

If you live long enough…

If you live long enough…

A great fuss was raised by Republicans during the late ...

The need to ration health care for the elderly, an example

By Robert Field It has been well publicized although largely ignored ...

LGH Series

Doctors Find Barriers to Sharing Digital Medical Records / LNP afraid to investigate?

Doctors Find Barriers to Sharing Digital Medical Records / LNP afraid to investigate?

EDITOR: We challenge the Lancaster Newspapers to write critically concerning ...

F.T.C. Wary of Mergers by Hospitals (Lancaster General take note)

EDITOR: This is what has been going on in ...