The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new analysis of data from the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that overweight and obesity are linked to nearly twice the rate of death in the United States.
While the numbers are staggering, the report itself was a bit of a surprise.
According to the CDC, obesity is linked with a whopping 1,037 deaths from heart disease, 1,928 from stroke, and nearly 8,000 deaths from cancer and diabetes.
The agency noted that these are just the deaths that were attributed to obesity and did not account for any deaths that had been classified as unintentional, a phenomenon that has been documented for decades.
In fact, the new report found that the US ranks as one of the least healthy countries in the world, with a rate of obesity that is about double the average for the world’s countries of comparable size.
The report also found that, although obesity is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, it’s not the only one.
It noted that overweight people are more likely to die from lung cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure than people of normal weight.
The study also noted that people of high blood cholesterol levels are more at risk for developing lung cancer and heart disease.
The researchers say that the obesity epidemic is likely due to a combination of factors.
Obesity and other health problems like high blood sugar levels and obesity-related chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes are likely contributing factors to the obesity and related health problems.
According the report, the overall rate of mortality for those with a BMI over 30 was 18.9 deaths per 100,000 people in 2012.
The average rate of morbidity was 22.6 deaths per 10,000.
For those who are obese, it is also likely that their mortality rate will be higher than the average, because of the greater risk of premature death due to these diseases, as well as increased mortality due to other conditions, such as cancer.
Obesity is a huge health problem and the CDC is clearly pushing to reduce it.
But the study did find some good news: the prevalence of obesity is increasing in the middle-aged and old, so that they are more prone to death from heart diseases and other conditions.
The number of overweight people in the general population increased from 21 percent in 2000 to 37 percent in 2014, the study found.
The numbers for those aged 50 and older were also rising.
And the increase in people with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 also showed an increase from 1.3 percent in 1999 to 1.7 percent in 2012, which is a much greater increase than that seen in the population as a whole.
But, while the numbers might seem overwhelming, it was important to note that the new data also found significant increases in the number of obese people who had diabetes.
According this study, there were more obese people with diabetes in 2014 than there were in 2000.
In 2010, the US had around 13 percent of the world population with diabetes, the CDC found.
But this year, there are over 10 percent of Americans with diabetes.
It is likely that the increased prevalence of diabetes in the older population is related to a change in the way obesity is measured, as people have begun to ask questions about whether they should be classified as obese or not.
A more detailed look at the study’s findings will be published later this week in the journal Diabetes Care.