The world is simply getting bigger — in a bad and costly way.  

A new report reveals obesity rates have doubled in the last three decades, and researchers are concerned about how much worse it will get. In America, it's worse than ever, with research suggesting by 2030, half of Americans will be obese — more than 164 million people. That's up from 99 million people today.

The findings are part of a special report in the August 26 issue of The Lancet.

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