Obesity Trends

by on October 29th, 2007

It’s been nearly twenty years since the Center for Disease Control (CDC) started to measure and publish the rates of obesity in the United States. Indeed, at that time the word ”overweight” was just then being replaced, in the public lexicon, with the word ”obesity” since the simple word ”overweight” was no longer sufficient to explain the body fat rates were beginning to occur on a regular basis. In fact, in 1987 about eighteen states didn’t even measure obesity rates within their borders or, ostensibly, consider it a health issue. In that same year, sixteen states had obesity rates that were at 10% or below (today there are NO states that are at this low level) and sixteen states had obesity levels that were measured at between 10 to 14 %. NONE were shown to be above this level. Compared to today (twenty years later), those rates of obesity are only a pipe dream.

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