About Half of Americans Will Be Obese by 2030

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Drop that honey-dipped doughnut now … because half of us are turning into future fat-asses within the next twenty years. A new study predicts that 42 percent of Americans will be hugely rotund by 2030; but then again, “obesity forecasting” — which uses variables like unemployment rate, fast-food prices, alcohol prices, and fuel prices — isn’t always on point, especially since horizontally challenged subjects tend to tell fat lies to researchers. [Slate]