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American Public Exceeds Expectations as Obesity Rates Accelerate

•, By Ben Bartee

Americans, by and large, agree, it would seem.

Via New York Post:

"Obesity is becoming more prevalent in a growing number of states, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The information shows that in 22 states in 2022 at least 35% of adults were obese — an increase from 19 states in 2021.

The CDC noted that 10 years ago, there were no states that had an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%.

The data is from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, an interview survey conducted by the CDC and state health departments."

What's the CDC – which, let's remember, is nominally tasked with promoting public health by "controlling disease" rather than its current practical role of shilling the latest Pfizer shots, a distinction easy to forget in the current political climate — doing to remedy this total shitshow?

Surely the agency, which cares deeply about the welfare of the taxpayers who fund its bloated budget, is up in arms about skyrocketing obesity, arguably the #1 driver of chronic disease known to man.

Via Postgraduate Medical Journal:

"Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but especially among children and adolescents. In the United States in 2003 to 2004, 17.1% of children and adolescents were overweight, and 32.2% of adults were obese. Obesity is a significant risk factor for and contributor to increased morbidity and mortality, most importantly from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes, but also from cancer and chronic diseases, including osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, sleep apnea, and depression."

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