Study: Rising Obesity, Diabetes In U.S. Young Adults

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: In this photo illustration, fast food from a branch of McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, Subway and Domino's pizza is pictured on February 20, 2018 in Bristol, England. The number of takeaway restaurants has increased significantly in the last few years and this has raised concerns that this can lead to over-consumption in cheap, unhealthy high-fat nutrient-poor food and drink leading to higher body weight and greater risk of obesity. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
  • According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, obesity and diabetes rates are rising in the U.S. among people ages 20 to 44.
  • From 2009 to 2020, the prevalence of diabetes among people between the ages of 20 and 44 rose from 3 percent to just over 4 percent. 
  • Obesity rates jumped from about 33 percent to about 41 percent.
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