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Shocking Statistics Reveal 4 in 10 American Adults Are Now Obese

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  • As of 2015, nearly 40 percent of adults, over 18 percent of teens and nearly 14 percent of young children were obese, not just overweight
  • Severe obesity has also increased, now affecting nearly 8 percent of adults — a 2.3 percent increase since 2007/2008
  • Processed food consumption continues to be part of the equation. Sales of fast food in the U.S. grew by nearly 23 percent between 2012 to 2017, and packaged food sales rose 8.8 percent
  • One of the easiest ways to curb obesity is simply to eat real food. A real food diet will also help protect against chronic diseases such as cancer. South African natives given a fast food diet developed biomarkers indicative of colon cancer in just two weeks
  • Fast food meals are a significant source of phthalates, linked to impaired fertility, diabetes and cancer. People who had eaten at restaurants, cafeterias and fast-food joints the previous day had 35 percent higher levels of phthalates than those who ate home-cooked meals

By Dr. Mercola

While hard to believe, the most recent statistics indicate Americans just keep getting fatter. As of 2015, nearly 40 percent of adults, over 18 percent of teens and nearly 14 percent of young children were obese, not just overweight. Severe obesity has also increased, now affecting nearly 8 percent of adults; a 2.3 percent increase since 2007/2008. As reported by the authors:


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