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…

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