We Americans are fat. Really fat. Disgustingly fat and getting fatter and fatter. In 2011, more than two/thirds of American adults were overweight. That’s about sixty-six percent. (Up from sixty-one percent in 2001).
You see it everyday. We are porked up. As a nation, we are carrying an extra four and half billion pounds of flab. And it’s killing us. Literally. 110,000 Americans are being killed by obesity each year says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This information is from this report — F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011 — by the highly respected Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Warning: after I read this report, I almost gave up eating. (But I didn’t). The intro says it all:
Worse the trend line continues upward, if that is possible. This is the eighth annual F As In Fat report issued and each year the number of Americans who are obese continues to grow. (Excuse the pun.)
[Source: F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011 by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.]