WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans in nearly every age group today are more likely to be obese than those same age groups were four years ago. Obesity is up the most among older adults. For example, 14.4% of 84- to 87-year-olds are obese today, up from 12.2% in 2008. Obesity remains most prevalent in middle age.
Nearly every four-year age group today is significantly more likely to be obese than the same age group was four years ago. Gallup analyzed obesity by four-year age cohorts in order to avoid overlapping between groups.
In some things, America isn’t losing its lead. The rest of the world (ROTW) will have to do some heavy eating, loafing, and switching to a greater consumption of empty, dopamine-releasing, insulin-desensitizing foods in order to catch up with us.
The creaking and groaning of a declining empire, where the healthy and ambitious are expected to pay for the slothful and the instant gratification crowd… Now we just need a barbarian horde to come and put us out of our misery.