Visit the links below and have a look at our current obesity stats. The most important trends are in socioeconomic status. Men get thinner as family income drops while women and children get heavier...much heavier. Can you come up with an explanation for why this happens?
Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults: United States, 2011–2012
Obesity and Socioeconomic Status in Adults: United States, 2005–2008
Obesity and Socioeconomic Status in Children and Adolescents: United States, 2005-2008