Obesity is the major reason for deaths in America and it has great impact on the medical cost, infrastructure and personal cost.Every 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight with body mass index (BMI) of more than 25. In 2010, it was reported that United States has the second highest obesity rate after Mexico.
According to 2010 estimate, it was reported that medical care costs in America has increased to $ 160 billion annually. Reports depicts that overweight Americans consume 938 million of additional gas due to increased weight in the cars.
It is estimated that more than 72 million Americans are on diet since 2007 to reduce the weight and a amount of $40 billion was spent by the United States individuals to buy diet products. Survey forecasts that by the end of 2030, 86% of Americans will be overweight of which 42% will suffer from obesity.