The CDC researchers found that rates of obesity were higher among blacks than Hispanic and white adults. Forty-five percent of black women reported that they were obese, compared with 32.6% of Hispanic women and 27.2% of white women. Similarly, 35.1% of black men said they were obese, compared with 32% and 30.2% of Hispanic and white men, respectively.Time to put the nonsense away. America, you're a disgusting, fat, nasty blob! Fix yourself!
Adults between the ages of 40 and 59 bore the highest burden of obesity. In this age group, 34.6% of people said they were obese, compared with 26.5% of adults 20 to 39 years old and 30.1% of adults 60 and older.
"[The 40 to 59 age group] is really where you see a lot of the effects of obesity on diabetes-related morbidity and mortality, and you see premature deaths related to heart disease and are starting to see some of the cancers related to obesity," Long said.
The other discouraging finding from the report is that the number of Americans who said they had been diagnosed with diabetes continued to rise. Among people 18 and older, 9.5% said they had diabetes in 2015, compared with 9.1% in 2014. The increase between years was not huge, but as with obesity rates, it suggests a continuing upward trend. In 1997, only 5.1% of Americans had diabetes.
All the talk about being "thick"...about being "fat and fabulous"...talk about "only dogs like bones" (the implication being that only a pathetic man is attracted to women that are in shape) and other memes are killing people.
Sometimes you need to be cruel in order to save. This is one of those times. If you're fat, then simply acknowledge it and work to be better. If you know someone that is then help them but don't lie to them. Obesity is the next "prosperity" disease that will wreck our country's health care system.
If this makes you mad then suck it. Do better.