An anti-obesity group is claiming that by 2030, over half the people in 39 states will be obese.
Not just overweight… OBESE!
An example would be Mississippi, who currently has a 35% obesity rate. They believe that by 2030, 67% of Mississippi's population will be obese.
These crazy projections were released by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, two organizations who try to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic.
We feel like these numbers might be a little inflated to strike fear into the hearts of the population.
They believe that by 2030, medical costs to treat obesity related diseases will jump from $18 billion a year (the current figure) to $66 billion a year!
We really hope that's not true but unless something is done about the average American's diet, we might actually hit those numbers!
Be healthy, people!
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