A billion people, or one in 5 adults worldwide, are obese.
One-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese. Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.
Obesity-related diseases already account for nearly 10% of all US medical spending -- an estimated $147 billion a year.
The obesity epidemic hits Hispanics and blacks hardest in the USA. Fully 75% of black females are obese.
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