5 Shocking Facts About Obesity in America

By Liz Dwyer
Liz Dwyer
Liz Dwyer
June 25, 2015 Updated: June 24, 2015

A study published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine reveals just how jaw-dropping the America’s weight problem has become:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. Latino Americans are struggling with the scale too.43 percent of Mexican American women and 38 percent of Mexican American men are obese. 

This article was originally published on www.takepart.com, on June 24, 2015. Read the complete article here.