Today, in the United States 23.9 children ages 2 to 19 are overweight or obese. This numbers are triple the obesity rate from just one generation ago. Among American age 20 and older, 154.7 million are overweight or obese with a BMI of 25.0 and higher. The total excess cost related to the current prevalence of adolescent overweight and obesity is estimated to be $254 billion. No one state in America has an obesity rate of 20% or less.
In the general population 24 million men and 40 million women suffer from abdominal obesity. Diabetes affects 25.8 million people of all ages, 64 million American adults have high blood pressure, and 71 million have high LDL “bad” cholesterol.
Obesity negatively impacts individuals causing medical and non-medical issues. Obese individuals have increased risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, cancer, joint problems, osteoarthritis, stroke and reproductive problems. Obesity can also affect emotional well-being, cause low self esteem and bias and discrimination from society.
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