Almost HALF of all Americans are 'obese'… and 1 in 10 are 'severely overweight'

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ALMOST half of all Americans are considered "obese"… and 1 in 10 are "severely overweight." According to new data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, …
ALMOST half of all Americans are considered "obese"... and 1 in 10 are "severely overweight."

According to new data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 40 percent of US adults are considered obese.

4 The 2017-18 health survey found the US obesity rate to be 42 percent and the severe obesity rate to be more than 9 percent Credit: Alamy

4 Dr. Dietz said: 'Severe obesity really requires very intensive therapy' Credit: Alamy

The 2017-18 health survey, released Thursday, found the US obesity rate to be 42 percent and the severe obesity rate to be more than 9 percent.

Despite a 2 percent increase in the obesity rate from a 2015-16 study, and an 1 percent rise from the previous severe obesity rate study - the changes are not deemed to be statistically significant.

But the percentage changes are so minimal that its mathematically probable that the rates didn't truly rise.

Its evident the adult obesity rates are increasing as just fifty years ago, about 1 in 100 people in the US were severely obese.

Now, severe obesity is 10 times more common.

A CDC epidemiologist and a co-author in the study, Cynthia Ogden, told UPI. "The findings are important for everyone.

"We've seen increases in obesity going back to the 1980s,…
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