According to CNN.com “The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics”. So who is responsible for telling patients to lose weight?
[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.