America's Obesity Statistics

Obesity is the number two cause of preventable death in the United States. Sixty million Americans, usually 20 and older, are obese, while 9 million children and teens, ages 6-19, are overweight.

58 Million Americans are overweight; 40 Million Americans are obese; 3 Million Americans are morbidly obese. Eight out of 10 Americans, over the age of 25, are over weight. 78% of Americans are not meeting basic activity level recommendations and 25% completely Sedentary. 76% increase in Type II diabetes in adults 30-40 since 1990 obesity related diseases. 80% of all type II diabetes are related to obesity while 70% of Cardiovascular disease is related to obesity. 42% of breast and colon cancer are diagnosed among obese individuals, 30% of gall bladder surgery is related to obesity. 26% of obese people have high blood pressure