Citizenship, it appears, may be destiny—at least if the results of a new study are correct. The study, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, posits that if you’re an American in the year 2030, there is an 86 percent chance that you will be overweight or obese.
Alexis Madrigal, of the Wired Science blog, sees it as the Wall-E-fication of the U.S., as we all turn into Jabba-the-Hutt-size, chair-bound, entertainment- and junk-food-consuming blobs.
The study is dismaying, especially in light of other recent studies that have shown that childhood obesity may be leveling off.
Still, there are an awful lot of reasons we continue to get fatter. Reasons like the “7 Hamburgers of the Apocalpyse,” described on Diet Blog. Yeah, a burger that places bacon, cheese, a fried egg, a burger patty, and a chicken cutlet on one sandwich (affectionately called the “Whatafarm” burger) can really play havoc with your healthy eating plans.
On the other hand, there are some signs of health consciousness on the horizon.