Look How Quickly the U.S. Got Fat (1985-2010 Animated Map)
25 brief, delicious years
James Hamblin Apr 11 2013, 9:28 AM ET
This shows the percentages of the U.S. population medically defined as obese, which means a body mass index of 30 or greater. BMI isn’t an ideal metric to evaluate obesity, but it’s still what the U.S. standardly uses.