Every American Will Be Fat by 2048: Study
And 86% by 2030. That means you. And you. And you.
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 3, 2008 2:04 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The US will face a health disaster by 2030 when 86% of Americans will be overweight, with every single resident tipping the scales by 2048, according to a new study. Skyrocketing metabolic diseases will cost some $950 billion more annually, accounting for $1 in every $6 spent on health care, ABC News reports.

Nearly 66% of the country is already overweight today. "I think the predictions will come to pass," said one nutritionist. "As a nation we have become too fat. The reasons can easily be summarized by: too much food and too little exercise, with highly palatable, cheap foods abundant."