American obesity rate hits new record
The number of Americans considered obese has topped 42-percent, and that puts millions at risk for COVID-19 complications.
and expanding epidemic in the U. S. A new report revealing the adult obesity rate is now more than 42% the highest it's ever been. 12 states have an obesity rate of more than 35%. That's extremely alarming in terms of its medical implications and that rate likely still climbing, say health experts. With the Trust for America's Health, the organization that compiled the report, The pandemic has plunged millions of families in tow, economic and food insecurity and reduced opportunities for physical activity. Obesity is a very serious health condition. It's not just about how you look or how your clothes fit. It really puts your health at significant risk. While obesity has long been linked to chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, emerging evidence ties it to more severe cove in 19 outcomes, including higher rates and hospitalization and mortality. It's truly life and death now, and the number of people who are dying of obesity related causes has significantly increased with cove it the report calling for changes making it easier and more affordable to buy nutritious food, creating more spaces for exercise and play, and increasing federal funding for proven programs. It's important to take personal steps and steps with your own family to reduce that risk, but it's also very important to talk to your elected officials and say to them, we need more help. Reforms to Reverse Growing Rates of Obesity Improving the Health of Million's Sarah Dahllof, NBC News