America's obesity epidemic shows no signs of slowing down, new findings show, as research reveals obesity rates have risen to 30 per cent or more in at least 12 states.Maybe we should blame Bush.
A 2010 survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows not a single state has reported a rate of obesity below 20 per cent.
The findings are in stark contrast to a 2000 study, which showed no state had an obesity rate above 25 per cent.
Not a single state met the Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2010 goal to reduce obesity rates to below 20 per cent in the past ten years.Oh well, let's just lower the standards then.
As a result, Healthy People 2020 includes a target obesity rate of 30 per cent.How about simply abandoning such idiotic programs since they're clearly not working? Time to trim the fat from the budget now, so to speak.