Obesity is one of the most significant health concerns in the United States, and it affects more than one third of adults. Many conditions that are related to obesity are preventable, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.
Progress has been made to address the obesity epidemic. After decades of increases in obesity, rates have started to level off among children and adolescents and slowed down over time among adults. Obesity remains a threat to health, and while rates vary between states, overall, they remain high nationwide.
Excerpted from Medical News Today