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Despite America’s love affair with Soul Cycle, Class Pass and wearing workout clothes to do things besides working out, we keep getting fatter. Obesity, which is linked to all sorts of health conditions, is still on the rise, with nearly 40 percent of all U.S. adults hitting the criteria as of 2016.
We’ve been talking about obesity and healthy eating for decades, but the numbers aren’t budging. In some cases, they’re actually headed in the wrong direction.
As the first chart shows, obesity rates among adults and youths have steadily climbed since 1999, while the number of overweight people has remained relatively steady.
Meanwhile, this chart from the CDC shows how portion sizes have changed over time in the United States. Makes you go, hmmmmmmm.