What is the prevalence of obesity in the US?

Updated: May 28, 2019
  • Author: Alan A Saber, MD, MS, FACS, FASMBS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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The number of overweight individuals in the world is estimated at 1.7 billion. In the United States, the problem is at epidemic proportions. As much as two thirds of the population in the United States is overweight, and half of the people in this group can be classified as obese.


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