40% of U.S. Women Are Now Obese

40% of U.S. Women Are Now Obese, by Time.

The study, published Tuesday in the journal JAMA, reveals that for the years 2013-2014, the obesity prevalence was 35% for men and 40% for women. … while obesity rates in men have plateaued, rates have continued to rise among women …

Another study … revealed that over the last 25 years, there has been a slight increase in obesity among young people ages 12 to 19. The prevalence of obesity among kids ages 2 to 5 has gone down, and it has leveled off in kids ages 6 to 11.

The obesity epidemic in the United States is now three decades old.