More than 1/3 of adults in the United States are considered obese. This staggering number has led to a number of studies regarding obesity and the effects it has on society. The studies found that in middle aged individuals, obesity is a risk factor for predicting future nursing home admission.
In order to understand the huge threat that obesity poses to our nation, we must understand who in the United States is obese and what effects obesity has on our health.
Obesity in Children
According to the CDC, childhood obesity[…]