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New Study Reveals Almost Half of All Americans Will Be Obese by 2030

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With countless reports weighing in on the unfit conditions of the great American waistline expansion project, it should come as no surprise that the battle of the bulge is in no way coming to a screeching halt.

In fact, recent data suggests that it is full speed ahead for the fatlands, and that by 2030 a hefty 44 percent of the American population will have become weeping products of their own gluttonous affairs with fast food and other junk they have consumed in preposterous quantities.

The latest report from the Trust for America’s Health indicates that within less than 20 years, up to 60 percent of the population i13 of the heaviest states could be classified as clinically obese, which will ultimately put the nation at an even higher risk of developing many of the life-threatening diseases known to affect our overweight society.

Those numbers could have a real affect on some of the highest-ranking states in the country for obesity like Mississippi, who according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the fattest state in America with nearly a 35 percent obesity rate.

The latest figures are comparable to recent CDC projections that predict 42 percent of adults in this country will fall into obesity by 2030.

And with a more overweight society comes one stricken with more cases of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke, which these diseases are predicted to skyrocket in the next decade to 10 times more than in 2010 and then double-up again by 2030, according to the report.

That’s not very promising news considering some of the financial challenges already being faced with regards to American health care.

By 2030, obesity is predicted to cause more than six million cases of diabetes, five million cases of heart disease, and 400,000 bouts of cancer.

However, predicted obesity rates are not set in stone. Experts say that research indicates that many community-oriented health programs are already helping to show signs of improvement. Health experts say that millions of lives could be saved, as well as billions of dollars on health care, if each state could just reduce their body mass indexes by only five percent.

[NBC News]

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