50% Of U.S. Obese By 2020

Irony is millions steeped in an orgy of fat at the same time billions are lost in famine. Overweight and obese people worldwide are jamming the healthcare systems with preventable diseases.  And bragging about it.

Obesity will add an extra 7.8 million cases of diabetes, 6.8 million cases of heart disease and stroke, and 539,000 cases of cancer in the U.S. within the next two decades. Most among minorities, blacks and Hispanics.

Today, 32% of men and 35% of women are now obese in the U.S.
Obesity is costing an extra 2.6% in healthcare, or $66 billion per year in the U.S. alone.

Worldwide, 1 1/2 billion adults are overweight and 1/2 billion are obese, with 170 million children classified as overweight or obese. Obesity takes 2% to 6% of healthcare costs in most countries.

Healthcare and weight control are in crises.  Most overweight people are poor, and cannot afford to pay more for their healthcare, yet can still afford a truckload of fried junk food and twinkies. 

What's next rationing, food police, denial of medical care entirely?  What's your guess?

1 American Eats 1 Ton Of Food And 1 Gallon Of Soda Per Week
50% Of USA In Poverty