Bad news for America. Good news for weight-control industries. A brand-new government study just released says it’s not unforeseeable that all U.S. adults could be overweight inside of 40 years.
Scary thought, predicated on the fact that two-thirds of Americans are already overweight.
Researcher Lan Liang told Reuters:
“Genetically and physiologically, it should be impossible” for all U.S. adults to become overweight (but) … if the trends of the past 30 years persist, “that is the direction we’re going.”
In the sad-but-true category, the news should bode well for certain industries such as weigh-loss clinics (which are booming around Wichita) and the fitness industry.
Even Commercial Fitness Today blog editor Marc Onigman sees the potential:
Forget the economy. If you can’t make a go of a commercial fitness facility in this environment, you really ought to consider another industry.