Escape the Obesity Epidemic Excerpt
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Unless you’ve been camping out in the Gobi desert for the past decade, you probably know that Americans are the fattest group of people on the planet. And we’re getting even fatter. The U.S. governmental agency was given the responsibility to carefully track these numbers is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.
According to their statistics, 66 percent of all adults in the U.S. over age 20 are either overweight or obese. Of these, 32 percent are obese. Compare that to 30 years ago when only 47 percent of adults were overweight or obese and only 15 percent were obese. We are clearly in the midst of an obesity epidemic. So, how did we get ourselves into this mess and is there any way out?