US Obesity Rate Hits New Record

The obesity rate in the U.S. hit a new record, according to the nonprofit organization Trust for America’s Health.

The report says the U.S. adult obesity rate now stands at 42.4%.

That’s the first time ever it passed the 40% mark.

The report found the rate of childhood obesity is also on the rise.

The latest data shows 19.3% of those from 2 years to 19 years old are obese.

Obesity comes with serious health consequences, including an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.