CDC: Nearly 40% of US adults are now obese
Nearly 40% of adults in the United States are now obese, raising concerns that the ever-expanding obesity epidemic will lead to sicker Americans and higher health care costs.
1999-2000 to 2015-2016 saw increase in mean weight, waist circumference, BMI for many subgroups.
Fewer than a third of normal-weight adults, 8% of overweight adults are metabolically healthy.
Women more likely to think surgery is needed for health, less likely to consider it 'easy way out'.