Average American Woman Weighs 166 Pounds, Same As A 1960s Man

June 14, 2015
by Julie Sabino
Headlines and Global News

In 2012, the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a projection that half the adults in the U.S. would be obese by 2030 if they don't change their eating and exercising habits. And since obesity is linked to numerous diseases, health experts are expecting more new cases of diabetes, chronic heart disease and stroke, which could add $66 billion to current medical costs. By 2030, the U.S. healthcare spending could reach $2.7 trillion.

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