In case you just hopped out the DeLorean, America has been fat as fuck for a while. Obesity rates have steadily increased over the past 4 decades in America. Obesity is now classified as 1 of the gravest threats to human health according to the CDC and “the biggest threat to women’s health” according to England’s chief medical officer. Peep this chart from the CDC showing the steady increase in both adults and children (major concern).
It’s one thing to have adult obesity rates climbing. But child obesity rates? That’s a whole other story. Increases in child obesity rates indicate a potential systemic issue that could be significantly more difficult to reverse. If American children are getting fatter and fatter at younger ages, terrible eating habits and overall health will be more engrained in the “normal” life of everyone. If this keeps up, everyone’s going to start looking like those fucking disgusting people from the “Wall-E” that basically made me unable to tolerate that damn movie.
Anyway, it turns out that it’s not just Americas that are fat as fuck anymore. Woohooo!!!!
According to The Lancet, there are now more overweight people than underweight people, WORLDWIDE! The number of obese people globally have increased from approximately 100 million to 650 million over the past 40 years. Here’s a solid quote from the study that sums up the findings:
“Over the past four decades, we have transitioned from a world in which underweight prevalence was more than double that of obesity, to one in which more people are obese than underweight, both globally and in all regions except parts of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia”.
Think about that for a hot second. Underweight people encompass all of the tragically hunger-stricken individuals of third world countries all over the globe. This is freaking insane. Humans around the globe are so damn gluttonous that somehow obesity is going to be a bigger epidemic than god dam world hunger. Are you freaking kidding me, bruh?