What happened? Well into its second generation, the obesity epidemic, rather than abating, is getting worse. In October, Medical News Today released its report on the World Obesity Federation’s 2015 survey, and the news isn’t good. The Federation predicts that in the next 10 years, obesity rates are going to rise by 4%. That might not seem like a big rise, but it translates to millions of people—each of whom could end up putting significant financial strain on the economy.
Additionally, new obesity health risks identified in the Medical News Today report from research published in the science journal, Molecular Psychiatry, which indicate: “Individuals who are overweight or obese at the age of 50 may be at greater risk of earlier onset of Alzheimer’s disease.”