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This Is How Much Heavier the Average American Is Compared to 20 Years Ago

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It's never pleasant to realize that you've slowly been putting on weight over the years (ugh, why can't you fit in your fave pair of jeans anymore?!). But according to a new report from the  (CDC), that's exactly what's been happening to the average American over the past two decades.  

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RELATED: More Women in the U.S. Are Obese Than Ever Before

According to the statistics, we're a whopping 15 pounds heavier on average than we were 20 years ago. Yikes.

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After analyzing a sample of more than 19,000 people between 2011 and 2014, the researchers found that the average American woman went from 152 pounds in the analogous 1988-1994 report to 169 pounds two decades later. The average waist circumference soared from 35 to 38 inches. Our heights, meanwhile, have remained steady at about 5’4".

It's starting young, too. Girls are seven pounds heavier on average than they were two decades ago, while boys weigh a full 13.5 pounds more.

RELATED: Obese Americans Now Outweigh the Overweight

These findings have some pretty serious implications for the health of the population moving forward. Being overweight puts you at higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. So what can you do about it? Adopting healthy eating and fitness habits are a good first place to start.

Macaela Mackenzie Macaela Mackenzie is a freelance journalist specializing in health, culture, and tech, and she regularly contributes to outlets like Prevention, Women’s Health, Shape, Allure, Men’s Health, the John Hopkins Health Review, and more.





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