Obesity rate in U.S. climbs higher

|By:, SA News Editor

The obesity rate in the U.S. has increased to 27.7% to mark the highest level since Gallup starting tracking height and weight in 2008.

The link between obesity and high healthcare costs has teed up the development as a political issue.

The group which takes the brunt of the criticism over obesity is the soft drink industry (KO, PEP, DPS, COT, MNST).