Americans are too fat and keep adding pounds. The problem is huge and the statistics startling -- 65% of adults are overweight or obese. Our children, 13% aged 6 to 11, are bulging with extra pounds.
America's weight gains cut across all ages, racial and ethnic groups, and both genders. The result is costly. According to a Surgeon General's report, 300,000 deaths each year are associated with obesity. Excessive weight gain can lead to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, arthritis