According to a latest study, US researchers predicted that if people keep on gaining what they are doing today, we have 75 percent of young people overweight and 41 percent obese (Yahoo News).
Obesity is a big health crisis here in US. Previous studies show that 66 percent of youth were either overweight or obese in 2003-2004. An alarming 80 percent of black women aged 40 or over are overweight and 50 percent are obese.
16 percent of children here are overweight and 34 more at the risk of becoming overweight. So each group is gaining weight with time.
"Obesity is likely to continue to increase, and if nothing is done, it will soon become the leading preventable cause of death in the United States."