Lifespans decline as waistlines increase.
From 1999–2000 to 2015–2016, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity among men increased from 27.4% to 38.1%. For American woman, the situation is even worse — the prevalence of obesity among them increased from 33.3% to 41.2%.
Adult obesity is correlated with higher death rates as it often is associated with increases in hypertension, high cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, and other health conditions which limit ones functionality such as asthma, sleep apnea, and joint problems.
That’s 38.1% and 41.2% obese (really fat). Adding in those merely overweight and it’s something like 75% of the population. And, despite the lies of 1965, that population keeps changing in other ways too.
A record 67.3 million U.S. residents speak a foreign language at home, the latest sign of the growing influence of immigrants on American culture.
Census Bureau data shows that homes that do not speak English first grew seven times faster than those that do.
The data, analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies, found that in the top five American cities, an average of 48% speak a foreign language at home, mostly Spanish or Chinese.
And in 90 major cities, more than half speak a non-English language at home.
The analysis said, “The Center for Immigration Studies finds that 67.3 million residents in the United States now speak a language other than English at home, a number equal to the entire population of France. The number has nearly tripled since 1980, and more than doubled since 1990. The growth at the state level is even more pronounced. All language figures in Census Bureau data are for persons five years of age and older.”
Well, at least we have a sane fiscal and monetary policy…