Obesity Increases in U.S. Women

Obesity Increases in U.S. Women

January 6, 2020 1 By Ewald Bahringer


The Journal of American
Medicine reported Tuesday the United
States hasn’t been very successful in its
battle against obesity, despite hundreds of
millions of public dollars being spent
every year on research, programs and
pharmaceuticals meant to fight obesity. For women the findings
are especially grim. Between 2005 and 2014
women’s obesity rate grew five
percent to 40 percent. The rate for men
remained at 35 percent over the same period. The study measured
obesity using body mass index- a formula that
uses height and weight to determine a
person’s fitness level. A BMI of 30 is
considered obese. Women’s class three
obesity rates have also risen during
the same decade. The number of women
with a BMI of 40 or higher climbed
to ten percent. That’s nearly double
the rate of men who are extremely overweight. Authors of the journal
article wrote that it is time to focus on
preventative answers. They called on the food
industry to focus on producing healthy
foods after years of producing
unhealthy foods.