Individual and community interventions are required to prevent CV consequences from the obesity epidemic, according to a review paper published as part of a health promotion series in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Approximately three-quarters of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, and in 2016, 39.6% were obese (BMI 30 kg/m2) and 7.7% had class III obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), according to the authors.
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