By Paul Schmitt
The rate of obesity in the United States continues to climb as health experts look for solutions. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics, obesity in American adults has risen thirty percent in the past fifteen years. That translates to four out of ten people being considered obese. Registered nurse and health coach Jody Anderson says the obesity epidemic is caused by many factors.
Anderson says better education is an important aspect to tackling the obesity problem in the country.
Young people are affected as well, as nearly one in five youths two to nineteen-years-old were considered obese in 2016, according to the USA Today.