75 Million Americans Obese

Bloomberg.com reports:

The number of states with an adult obesity rate of 30 percent or more has tripled, to nine, since 2007, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report today. About 75 million Americans are considered obese, the Atlanta-based CDC said.

It’s tragic that we’re still losing ground, even after all the attention the problem has received through Fast Food Nation,The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and “Food, Inc.” I suppose that educating people about sensible eating and convincing them to break away from their fast food addictions are two separate challenges. Link.