On 12 Aug 2015, in
The obesity epidemic has affected every part of the United States. In every state, more than 15% of adults are obese, and in nine states, over 30% of adults are obese. Obesity is a contributing cause of many health problems, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer, some of the leading causes of death in the U.S. The medical care costs of obesity are staggering. Recent estimates of annual medical costs are as high as $147 billion.