Monthly Archives: August 2008

All US adults could be overweight in 40 years says study | HEALTH | NEWS | tvnz.co.nz

Doctor’s Comment: Maybe this isn’t literally true, but we are well on our way.  All US adults could be overweight in 40 years says study | HEALTH | NEWS | tvnz.co.nz: “All US adults to be obese by 2040Aug 7, 2008 12:15 PMIf the trends of the past three decades continue, it’s possible that every American adult could be overweight 40 years from now, a government-funded study projects.The figure might sound alarming, or impossible, but researchers say that even if the actual rate never reaches the 100% mark, any upward movement is worrying; two-thirds of the population is already overweight.’Genetically and physiologically, it should be impossible’ for all US adults to become overweight, said Dr Lan Liang of the federal government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, one of the researchers on the study. “However, she said, the data suggest that if the trends of the past 30 years persist, that is the direction we’re going. (Via All US adults could be overweight in 40 years says study | HEALTH | NEWS | tvnz.co.nz.)