Well, this is an encouraging. People that are overweight by 100 pounds are the fastest growing segment of obese individuals in the country—anyone else see the pun here? The AFP reports:
The number of severely obese people rose 50 percent from 2000 to 2005, reaching three percent of the US population, or 6.8 million adults, according to a study by the Rand Corporation.Time for a new t-shirt, “Proud to be 100-Plus!”
That rise was twice as fast as the gains registered in the moderate obesity, it said.
In order to be considered morbidly obese, a five-foot-ten-inch (1.77 meter) man would have to weigh 300 pounds (136 kilograms) or more, and a five-foot-four-inch (1.64 meter) woman would weigh 250 pounds (113 kilograms) or more.
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