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Obesity Rates: Adults – The State of Obesity adult obesity problem


For adults, WHO defines overweight and obesity as follows: Once considered a high-income country problem, overweight and obesity are.

The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016. [Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data.

Obesity is a complex health issue to address. Obesity results from a combination of causes and contributing factors, including individual factors.