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[Infographic] Catch Up On Obesity In The US With Georgetown’s 60-Second Fact Sheet


obesity_by_county_largeMore than 1/3 of American adults are obese (35.7%) and 17% of children are, too.1 That translates into a whopping 78.4 million adults/12.7 million children; include the overweight population and those numbers nearly double to 154.7MM/23.9MM, respectively.2


Catch up on obesity in the US with this simple 60-second fact sheet, appropriately titled ‘Fighting the Obesity Epidemic,’ courtesy of Georgetown University’s Nursing Program. The simple infographic provides a quick-and-dirty refresher course on obesity in the US — Mississippi leads the way at 34.9% — including a few of Georgetown’s recommended diet/fitness strategies to ensure that you’re NEVER sucked up into the inclusive big-O club.

Fighting the Obesity Epidemic


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Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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Bryan DiSanto
  1. CDC Obesity []
  2. AHA 2013 Fact Sheet []
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