The study below is from Britain, so it's safe to assume these stats on obesity are larger here in the supersized USA, since there's no disputing we have become the fattest collective country on the planet so yes, we sure aren't exactly sending a great message out there that our food exports are exactly health food.
But the obesity problem here and around the world starts and ends with eating less and exercising more, a simple equation that works as well in London as New York that doesn't need 50 billion dollars of worldwide studies to grasp and implement.
Eat less = weigh less. I mean, Look at this guy in the picture accompanying the story below, a 50 plus inch waist on this man. Next time he pulls through a fast food drive thru they should put up the closed sign since he obviously can't keep driving....
Half of Britons will be obese by 2050, landmark study warns
the Daily Mail: "Obesity is more dangerous than smoking and will dramatically shorten the lives of millions, a landmark study has found. While smoking reduces life by an average of ten years, the research says being seriously overweight can cut life expectancy by as much as 13 years. The Foresight report, written by 250 leading scientists, says Britain's obesity crisis is so severe that it would take at least 30 years to reverse."
If current trends continue, by 2050 about 60 per cent of men, 50 per cent of women and 25 per cent of children in the UK will be clinically obese - so fat that their health is in danger. At present around a quarter of adults are obese.
The effects of this on the nation's health will be devastating. The report expects type 2 diabetes to rise by 70 per cent, strokes to go up by 30 per cent and a 20 per cent rise in coronary disease.
The rates of certain cancers will also go up.
The associated chronic health problems will cost an extra £45.5billion a year, more than half the amount of money that goes into the entire NHS at the moment.
The Foresight study warns that the majority of adults are already overweight and that being overweight is now seen as "normal". continued