All adults will be overweight if trend persists, study finds

August 6, 2008 2:24:28 PM PDT
Is it possible that every American adult could be overweight in 40 years? A new government study finds, if the trends of the past three decades continue, it could happen.

Researchers say it may sound impossible, but even if the actual rate never reaches the 100 percent mark, any upward movement is worrying. Two-thirds of the population is already overweight.

The new projections published in the journal Obesity are based on surveys collected between the 1970s and 2004. Scientist's say this is intended as a wake-up call to show what could happen if nothing changes.