The Crisis Of Rising Obesity

A post from the Commonwealth Fund argues that while solutions emphasizing food and diet may help in individual cases, policy solutions are required to fight the obesity epidemic nationally. It is a grave public health threat — more serious even than the opioid epidemic — and still on the rise in the United States. The latest federal data show that nearly 40 percent of American adults were obese in 2015–16, up from 34 percent in 2007–08.

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