The latest federal health report shows that nearly 40 percent of we adults were obese in 2015 and 2016 and 7.7 percent were severely obese in the same period. In 2007 and 2008, 5.7 percent were severely obese and 33.7 percent were obese.
Fast food sales in the United States rose 22.7 percent from 2012 to 2017 while packaged food sales rose 8.8 percent. Could this be a factor in the increase?
Young people (ages 2 to 19) are doing better. 18.5 percent were obese in the 2015 and 2016, while 5.6 percent were severely obese.