Rates soared to record levels in the 1980s and 1990s, but have begun leveling off in both children and adults. That may due in part to fewer sugary drinks.
But with two out of three adults and one out of three children overweight or obese, excess weight remains a huge threat.
Source: Michael F. Jaacobson, Ph.D. Executive Director Center for Science in the Public Interest
NutritionAction HealthLetter June 2012