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Adult Obesity Facts | Overweight & Obesity | CDC obese adults


Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650.

There are many reasons why some people have difficulty avoiding obesity. Usually, obesity results from a combination of inherited factors.

The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016. [Read CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data.

Describes the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults in the United States by providing statistics.