Friday, July 20, 2007
Is it overweight when everyone is?
It appears that in doing some forecasting the Epidemiologic Reviews states that by 2015 75% of Americans will be overweight. Now that is like off the charts scary, but I will admit that most people (including myself) are probably carrying a little more weight then we should. The part of this note that really jumped out is that at that same time (2015) 41% of Americans will have a BMI higher then 30 which classifies you as Obese.
If I am reading this right that means that in only a couple years, 2015 is getting here faster every day, almost half of Americans will be obese or severly overweight. Makes me want to put down the candy bar and walk a couple laps around the office.
Posted by Mark Kaske