America has gotten much fatter over the last 19 years

Looking at the data from 1990 to 2009. In 1990 only about 14% of the country had a BMI greater than or equal to 30. Compare that to 2009 when nearly 25 to 30% of Americans have a BMI >= 30. BMI has nearly doubled from ~14% to ~29%.


Surely this is not sustainable, is it? Should we bet that America will continue growing at this rate, around the waistline, or bet that a top has been reached in the “obesity charts” because people are beginning to take action to lose weight & become healthier?

I personally am shorting obesity. If only because I don’t want to see fatties on the board-walk while I am at the beach this summer.

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