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What will happen if these overweight trends continue?
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Male Speaker: What is going to happen if these trends continue? Dr. William McCarthy: We have seen a dramatic increase, especially from the 1960s, to the 1970s, to the 1980s and even from 1991 until the year 2005, there has been a 60% increase in the incidence of excess weight and obesity. Now if we carry these trends out a few more years, what are we going to see? By 2040, if the current rate continues, virtually 100% of the population will be overweight. Over 60% of the population will be frankly obese and as we have discussed before, we are going to see a great increase in the complications medically and also many disabilities as a result of this, unless something is done.

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