A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine reveals just how jaw-dropping the America’s weight problem has become:
- More Americans are obese than overweight. According to the researchers, 67.6 million Americans over age 25 in 2012 had a BMI over 30, which is considered obese.
- Overall, more men than women are too heavy. The researchers found nearly 75 percent of men are overweight or obese, compared with 67 percent of women.
- If they’re heavy, women are more likely to be obese than overweight. Of the ladies who need to drop some pounds, 37 percent are classified as obese and 30 percent are considered overweight.
- Black Americans are the most obese racial or ethnic group.An astounding 39 percent of black men and 57 percent of black women are obese.
- Latino Americans are struggling with the scale too.43 percent of Mexican American women and 38 percent of Mexican American men are obese.