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NEW YORK — Half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030, according to a new study published in The Lancet.
The research, part of a four-part series published in the journal this week, projected that the number of obese adults in the country would jump from 99 million in 2008 to 164 million by 2030, a 65.6% increase. What's more, the U.S. obesity rate will rise from 32% to about 50% for men, and from 35% to a range between 45% and 52% for women.
Meanwhile, the researchers also said that the rate of obesity in the United Kingdom also will see a dramatic rise, increasing from 15 million to 26 million.