Tuesday, June 14, 2005

In the Future, All Americans will be Fat

According to University of Missouri-Columbia biomedical researchers Frank Booth and Simon Lees, every U.S. child and adult will be obese by 2044 and 2058, respectively, if the current progressive rise continues.In a recent lecture, Booth cited statistics that demonstrated a three- to fourfold increase in the percentage of overweight U.S. children and adolescents since the mid-1980s. Booth believes the increase in obesity is because of an incompatibility between human genes and societal pressures. Human genes evolved to support a great deal of physical activity, yet in the last 20 years, physical activity has decreased dramatically in the United States, Booth said.
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From the Clarion-Ledger

1 comment:

Dr. Charles said...

i don't think every child will be obese, the curve will flatten, but your point is well taken. diagnosed a 16 year old with dm2 recently. yikes.