Americans Are not Getting Any Skinnier

While  1 in 3 American adults and 1 in 6 children are obese and while there is no improvement in the statistics, there is a stabilization in the obesity rates.

We are not losing weight, but we are not getting fatter.

According to the latest data, the average body mass index or BMI is 28.7 for men and women. Therefore the average American is no longer obese but overweight as a BMI of 30 denotes obesity.

The populations that seem to get fatter are black women and Mexican-American women and men.

Children and adolescents did not get fatter except for the Mexican_American infants.

The conclusion of the study was that prevention is the key for obesity prevention.