Study Predicts Nearly Half the U.S. Will be Obese by 2030
1 year ago
Preventable diseases will also rise, says study
While everybody is waiting to see if 2012 will be the year of the rapture, a study by researchers at Columbia University and Oxford University are calling 2030 the "FATure." No, we actually came up with that one ourselves.
...By 2030, there will be an additional 65 million obese adults living in the U.S., and 11 million more in the U.K. That would bring the U.S. obese population up from 99 million to 164 million, roughly half the population.
The findings suggest that as a result, medical costs associated with the treatment of preventable diseases (diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer) will increase somewhere between $48 billion and $66 billion per year, in the U.S. alone...
...Currently, roughly one-third of Americans are obese.
Scary stuff. Sounds like in 2030 America just might resemble the world portrayed in the Disney movie Wall-E.