I know your not but i got your attention!
Your in the 35% of american's that are ok. If you live in Michigan that overweight/obese per cent is higher than 65%
Results of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 1999-2002 indicate that the following percentages of U.S. adults are overweight or obese: * An estimated 30 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 years and older - over 60 million people - are obese, defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. * An estimated 65 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 years and older are either overweight or obese, defined as having a BMI of 25 or higher.
According to Tufts Researchers theres no way to sugarcoat it, although someone will probably try. Were fat, too fat. Almost two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and the rate of overweight and obesity in the United States has grown so rapidly in the last two decades as to be declared an epidemic. In 1991, 12 percent of the population qualified as obese. By 2000, it had jumped to 20 percent.
Obesity-related diseases cost Americans an estimated 120 billion dollars annually. Obesity and overweight related problems have overtaken smoking and are now the single most preventable cause of illness and death in the United States!
In the United States, an estimated 300,000 deaths annually are attributed to obesity and the carrying of excess weight.
Diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, high blood pressure and amputations have increased by a staggering 33% as a result of obesity.
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