If the current trends continue, researchers at the CDC (Centers of Disease Control & Preventions) and at Duke University predict that by 2030, 42% of Americans will be obese and over 10% will be morbidly obese.
Being Normal Weight Will Be the Minority
In fact, being normal weight will be a small minority 10-20%. Surprisingly these numbers are conservative. This data comes from extrapolations of the reported height & weight data from CDC’s Behavioral Risk Annual Survey. Body mass index (BMI) is a ratio of weight to height, which creates a normalize scale for all people. If a person has a BMI greater than 30, he or she is considered obese.
Morbid Obesity is Expected to Double
The results are not all bad. There is some indication that adult obesity may be leveling off, but at a truly high level. Previous estimates projected that ½ of the U.S. Adult population would be obese by 2030. Regardless if it the estimate is 42% or 50%, the number is way too high. In addition, the predictions suggest that morbid obesity, those people with a BMI over 40, continues to climb unchecked. While there may be a leveling off in the obesity rate, those who are obese are looking more likely to become morbidly obese. People who are morbidly obese are the most at risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other health complications. Currently, this level is at 5%, but it is expected to more than double by 2030.
Losing Even 5% Body Weight Can Reduce Risk
This list of ills goes on. The intent is not beat people over the head, but to make a plea to take action. Losing even 5% of your body weight can reduce health risks significantly. Check out what Anvanca® has to offer. We can help make a difference.