65 Million MORE Obese People?

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // Aging


October 2  

It's Not Always Baby Fat!


According to some recent surveys, there will be 65 million more obese U.S. citizens by 2030 and 11 million more in the U.K.

I've written books, articles, and blog posts on the obesity epidemic and this is scary! The epidemic is not slowing down!

It means more obesity-related illnesses, more obese children, and more [and more costly] health care – which we all pay for!

And as a Developmental Psychologist, to me it means future generations of children who will not have the best start on development that they can.

It's called an epidemic for good reason. Obesity is apparently "contagious."

  • If you are obese, your family is more likely to be obese; especially your children
  • If you hang out with obese people, you are morel likely to become obese
  • If your non-obese friends hang out with you; they are more likely to become obese

Please – think not only about yourself and your own health but

  • think of your family
  • think of your friends
  • think of the future

Don't be in this statistic – grow older better – be healthy!

Thoughts? Comments? Thank you.

  • Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog? My blog is in the exact same niche as yours and my visitors would definitely benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Many thanks!

    • Thank you for posting – yes it is unhealthy and it winds up costing all of us in monetary and other ways as people die younger, kids get more obese as adults get obese, etc. We are losing generations 🙁

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    About the Author

    Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

    Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.