According to the Centers for Disease Control Web site, obesity accounts for at least 300,000 deaths in the United States alone a year.
In 1999-2000, 15% of people age 6-19 were overweight. ...The only thing that causes more deaths than obesity is the use of tobacco.
Obesity in America's youth is becoming a big problem. According to an article in Public Opinion, one out of every five children between the ages of 6 and 12 in the United States is overweight. It also said it is estimated that almost every American will be obese by 2040 if we continue to live the way we are now.
In a world of increasing scarcity, we are having an epidemic of obesity in America. God have mercy on us.