Newsroom

Severe obesity might reduce lifespan up to 14 years

July 8, 2014
by Jay Strubberg
Atlanta Journal Constitution (Newsy)

For example, in the United States, 6 percent of all adults are now classified as Class III or morbidly obese. And that's a big figure compared where it was three decades ago. (Via Getty Images)

Bariatric News shows a recent study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health that found a huge 350 percent jump in severe obesity over the the past 30 years while normal obesity has somewhat leveled off.

View the full story (some sites require registration)