This article discusses a new report from the Centers for Disease Control that predicts that
About 32 million more Americans will become obese by 2030, upping obesity rates to 42 percent of the U.S. population. ... The report also predicts that the proportion of Americans who are severely obese, meaning more than 100 pounds overweight, will reach 11 percent, about double the current rate.
The report goes on to explain the staggering medical costs associated with obesity (currently estimated at 9% of all health care expenditures). Read the entire report.