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Obesity epidemic: half of all American adults will be obese by 2030 report finds

Posted Aug 31 2011 12:31pm

Obesity233 America's obesity epidemic is getting worse every day according to a study just published in the British medical journal the Lancet.

As you know weight is the enemy of endurance sports yet growing numbers of Americans are losing the battle of the bulge.

In fact, the new report found that not only Americans, but people all around the world are getting fatter and fatter each day.

The reason?

According to the Washington Post :

"Changes over the past century in the way food is made and marketed have contributed to the creation of an “obesogenic” environment in which personal willpower and efforts to maintain a healthful weight are largely impossible, the report noted."

The report blamed both the individual as well as governments around the world for the growing obesity crisis.

"Though the report acknowledged that it’s ultimately up to individuals to decide what to eat and how to live their lives, it maintained that governments have largely abdicated the responsibility for addressing obesity to individuals, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations. Yet the obesity epidemic will not be reversed without government leadership, regulation, and investment in programs, monitoring, and research, it said."

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