Despite ‘Let’s Move’ Campaign Obesity Rate Rose In 2013

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It looks like Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign isn’t having its intended effect. According to Gallup, the obesity rate rose in 2013. It’s now 27.2%, up from 26.2% last year, and from 25.5% in 2008.

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From the poll:

The one-percentage-point uptick in the obesity rate so far in 2013 is statistically significant and is the largest year-over-year increase since 2009. The higher rate thus far in 2013 reverses the lower levels recorded in 2011 and 2012, and is much higher than the 25.5% who were obese in 2008.

Then there’s this:

Blacks, those who are middle-aged, and lower-income adults continue to be the groups with the highest obesity rates.

Thanks to the Obama economy there are more and more lower-income adults. Maybe if they wold stop destroying the economy the obesity problem would take care of itself.