Some Scary Stats on Obesity

Obesity Rates for American Adults - it's a fat south and a skinny Colorado

After making the previous post, I was browsing through the latest “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010” report and found some interesting stats.

2/3 = Fraction of US adults that are overweight (BMI of 25-30) or obese (BMI of >30).
1/3 = Fraction of US children (age 10-17) that are obese or overweight.

And, from a great pro-vegetarian website

3x = The rate of prevalence of obesity amongst meat-eaters vs. vegetarians.
9x = The rate of prevalence of obesity amongst meat-eaters vs. vegans.

Also, take a look at this for a candid evaluation of the benefits and downsides of a vegetarian / vegan diet.