Obesity up 25 percent in NYC

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

Reduce the obesity rate in New York City? Fat chance!

More New Yorkers than ever are living large, despite Nanny Bloomberg’s war on sugary drinks and fast foods, statistics obtained by The Post reveal.

The city’s obesity rate among adults has skyrocketed 25 percent since Mayor Bloomberg took office in 2002, city Health Department figures show.

That year, nearly one in five New Yorkers was considered obese. Now almost one in four is.

The figures are surprising given Gotham’s residents are doing better according to other health indicators.

For example, the percentage of adults who drink one or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day dropped to 28 percent last year from 36 percent in 2007, says the Health Department’s Take Care New York 2012 report.

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3 Responses to “Obesity up 25 percent in NYC”

  1. bobdog on 1/01/13 at 4:11 pm

    Things are getting out of hand. Time for Bloomberg to ban something else. Frosted donuts, maybe. Or non-sugar-free gum.

  2. Mr_Write on 4/04/13 at 12:51 pm

    I wonder how many people getting food stamps fit the obese profile as opposed to non-food stamp people.

  3. John on 6/06/13 at 5:34 pm

    Seems like I’ve seen battery-operated carts with big ole baskets on the front in places OUTSIDE New York. Never seen motorized grocery cart here in 15 years in New York City, only when I go back to Ohio. LOT O FAT peeps out there! Wouldn’t it be better if they could actually WALK THROUGH the store on their own power.