What the article doesn't specifically address is the fact that an additional 32% of adults are overweight (BMI between 25 and 30). So if you add it together, 66% of adults in the United States are currently overweight or obese. Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Adults: United States, 2003-2004
When you stop and think about it, the implications are staggering! If someone is a healthy weight, they're now a distinct the minority in this country. "Normal" now is overweight or obese. And it's true -- all any of us has to do is look around a mall, airport, or any place with a lot of people. Almost everyone is -- at a minimum -- overweight. I really have to wonder if our health care system is going to be able to handle the fallout of overweight/obesity being "the new normal".
Kudos to all of us for being here and working hard at weight loss and maintenance every day