June 2016: Obesity Epidemic Worsens
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of June 2016.
1. FDA: Hold the Salt 2. Soldiers Killed in Texas Floods 3. Obesity Epidemic 4. CDC Announces Hundreds of Zika Diagnoses 5. Philadelphia Passes Sugary Drinks Tax 6. Heat Wave and Fires Devastate Southwest 7. Floods Devastate West Virginia
- Obesity Epidemic Worsens
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases a new report on June 7, 2016, with dismal news: Americans are fat and getting fatter. The CDC defines "obese" as having a body mass index (BMI)—a measure of height to weight—that's over 30. More than a third of the adult U.S. population (38%) fall into this category, and 17% of teenagers do too. For the first time, more than 4 in 10 U.S. women are obese.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan