Americans fatter than ever, obesity officially called a ‘disease’
US obesity rates have reached a record high, and physicians have officially classified it as a “disease”, which will likely change the way doctors and health insurance providers treat the 28.9 percent of American adults who are severely overweight.
Obesity in the US has reached a new high, continuing a 15-year streak in which the rate increased annually. The Centers for Disease Control announced that in 2012, 28.9 percent of adults were obese, which surpassed the 28.7 who carried excessive weight in 2011.
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