(CDC) Obesity rising in almost half of all US states

The following is an excerpt from Just the News.

The federal government reports an increase in the obesity in almost half of U.S. states.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows an increase in 22 states.

The agency is defining obesity based on high body mass index, or BMI, numbers. A person with a score of 30 or higher is considered obese, according to the index.  

The 2022 data was obtained by the agency’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which conducted telephone interviews along with state health departments. 

According to the data, states in the Midwest had the highest prevalence of obesity at 35.8%. 

States in the south had a prevalence of obesity at 35.6%.

“Obesity is a disease caused by many factors, including eating patterns, physical activity levels, sleep routines, genetics, and certain medications. This means that there is no one size fits all approach,” Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, told CNN.

Link to CDC obesity data here.

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  1. it is all about numbers and statistics. and money of course. when I was a child you could weigh 10 pounds more to be called overweigt and even more to be called obese. Statistics can prove anything you want them to prove. (I am not talking about morbidly obese people, who have serious health problems but about ‘the pretty factor weight” – my late husband used to say that if he wanted a plank, he would get one in his dad’s work shop)

  2. Our society makes it easy to eat unhealthily. Fast food available everywhere. Go into a convenience store and there are not a lot of healthy choices. You have all manner of hot dogs, an assortment of chips, candy bars, donuts, cookies a and a variety of pastries. In the coolers you have a long list of sugar laden drinks. Over at the coffee bar you can get a latte, cappuccino or hot chocolate. You really have to have some willpower to walk out the door without some kind of treat and when you go into these places everyday it adds up. Eating healthy in our society can be done but it requires some extra effort

  3. I’m inclined to agree with Ingrid on the money. They keep revising cholesterol numbers too—making perfectly healthy cholesterol now problematic. Always follow the money.

    However, I legitimately have noticed how different people look now than say, in the 1970s and early 80s when I see old shows with real people. On The Price is Right, for example. Hardly anyone was fat on that show in those decades. I know for sure people were eating donuts and drinking soda back then too. But it’s the quality and ingredients of food that has changed drastically. GMOs, high fructose corn syrup, seed oils in everything…..I don’t think people are eating more, I think what they’re eating is just worse than it used to be.

    1. Ingrid, Glenn, and Stephanie :

      Obesity is product of
      Deep State influence,
      in the CDC and the
      rest of our three-letter
      “Health” agencies :

      MSG, put into all
      canned foods, is
      used by scientists
      to FATTEN mice,
      to test new anti-
      diabetes drugs
      ( Monosodium
      Glutamate shuts
      down the body’s
      appestat—so you
      always feel
      hungry )).


  4. The reality seems nuanced to me.
    On one hand, the packaged, processed foods industry, looking for wider margins, researches what they call the “sweet spot”, the optimal combination of sugar, salt, and fat to make their chips, crisps, or cookies habit-forming, irresistible, and (dare I say?) addictive.
    On the other hand, the individual, and possibly the schools from primary school to official academic nutrition, bears some responsibility for their behavior and consciousness.
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    Please forgive the brazen self-promotion, but these ideas work, and I am just the messenger for the unconventional docs who wrote up these ideas and their results.
    You can personalize your nutrition, forget about calories, and achieve measurable results in 3 weeks or less, results conditionally guaranteed.
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    If you reach a certain age, good health truly is the greatest treasure and pleasure of all.

  5. This is the real PANDEMIC…and our government, our FDA is 100% complicit in the obesity in our country. The crap they pass off as food, the marketing of that crap to us and our children is the problem. What are they doing about it? Did Drs tell us to get healthy to be able to fight off Covid? No…the vast majority of deaths were to obese Americans and those with obesity related issues like diabetes, high blood pressure and overall poor health.

  6. The CDC gets their data from insurance companies who make your physician office weigh you each time you visit whatever you have on (heavy clothing, jackets and shoes). I work out daily and wear a size eight. My BMI has me overweight.

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