[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]More than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese.[/inlinetweet] More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity.[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””] Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be overweight or obese. [/inlinetweet]The prevalence of obesity is similar for both men and women (about 36 percent).  In order to address this problem we need to treat the reasons behind obesity.

An Altarum Institute survey found that most consumers seek health care information from providers, friends and family, and online searches.[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””] Of all information types, consumers are most dissatisfied with health care cost information[/inlinetweet]. This is especially true for lower-income and uninsured consumers.