Obesity Infographic Shows the Dangers and Prevalence of Obesity in America

 - Jun 4, 2012
References: iom.edu & holykaw.alltop
America is facing a prevailing health issue and this obesity infographic by the Institute of Medicine shows the danger.

This infographic illustrates the rising obesity rate and issues surrounding American citizens today. While others around the world are dealing with hunger issues, some Americans are faced with the opposite. Some people are quick to judge obese folks but there's a wide range of issues that comes with the problem.

This obesity infographic shows the staggering numbers relating to obesity. One out of three children are overweight or obese and two out of three for adults. According to these statistics, 20% of obesity comes from sugary drinks; 30 to 40% of children consume fast food on any given day. The Institute of Medicine shows more stunning statistics as well as ways to decrease and prevent obesity.