The 90s were a pivotal era in American culture.
Friends and the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air were big TV hits. Nirvana and Green Day were still in their early days on the airwaves. And every kid had Mortal Kombat on their Christmas list.
Oh, and the 90s also brought rising obesity rates to America.
It’s unclear whether this resulted from the growing popularity of fast food joints like McDonald’s, more screen time due to tech advances, or less physical activity and time spent outdoors.
But there’s one thing we do know:
Obesity in America has been growing at epidemic-like proportions ever since, and this public health crisis doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
So just how bad is it? What does it mean for the future of Americans?
It’s time to find out—keep reading to learn about 15 shocking obesity statistics for the United States that may have you rethink that next donut.[Read more…] about 15 Shocking Obesity Statistics For the United States (Recent Facts & Rates)