(CNN) - According to a report released Thursday by the non-profit organization Trust For America’s Health, the obesity rate in the United States has hit a new record.
The report states the U.S. adult obesity rate passed the 40% mark for the first time, standing at 42.2%.
The report found the rate of childhood obesity is also on the rise. The latest data shows 19.3% of those from 2 years old to 19 years old are obese.
Obesity comes with serious health consequences including an increased risk of COVID-19 complications.