The number of obese American adults outweighs the number of those who are merely overweight, according to the latest statistics from the federal government.
Numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 32.7 percent who are overweight.
Hmm… not much to say about this that hasn’t already been said, is there? Should the embarrassment speak for itself? Does this mean that fat people are stealing more food from people that are starving? Should the people that got upset at the movie Wall-E still be upset, even though it’s more obvious that we seem to be heading in that direction? And who should they be upset with, but themselves?
I’m embarrassed for our species.
“Although the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled since 1980, the prevalence of overweight has remained stable over the same time period,” it said.
This means that normal weight people have become overweight at the same rate that overweight people have become obese, in order for the overweight category to remain constant.
Can anyone tell me why I shouldn’t be embarrassed? Why I shouldn’t loath the inevitivity of our future?