We know that more than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity. In addition childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. We’ve also talked about the fact that this upward trend has led to an alarming increase in poor health. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.
Obesity can kill you. Literally.
Obesity isn’t just making Americans sick, it is literally taking years off our lives.
The following infographic highlights the high cost of obesity. It’s stark, and it’s scary. But the good news is that you can reverse many of the risk factors by losing weight safely and following a healthy lifestyle. It’s never too early — or too late — to get started.