Have we finally peaked out? BD
A new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released yesterday, 28th November, said that the rate of obesity among adults aged 20 and over in the US appears to be levelling off, and maybe even going down slightly in women, but at around 34 per cent of the adult population, it is still still too high.
Titled "Obesity Among Adults in the United States; No Change Since 2003-2004," the study is based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, carried out by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
The study shows that rates of obesity have gone up steadily over the last 25 years, but the figures for 2003-04 and 2005-06 show a leveling for both men and women.