Are Millenials Really the Fattest Generation?

In some places, they’re the biggest group around, but that may not be the case in the U.S.

It’s all about bashing millenials these days. Not only are they a pain in the butt at the office, they won’t drink beer and changed the rules of what’s cool and are currently ‘ditching credit cards and threatening the entire (credit) industry’ (the nerve!), but they’re also, well, fat.

How fat? At least in the UK, those born in the early 80’s to the mid 90’s are going down as the fattest generation on record. That means they’re the fattest people ever recorded since we started recording these things. Bad news.

Researchers are saying that 7 in 10 individuals in this category are setting themselves up to be obese by the time they reach middle age. Their parents, in Britain, were about half as fat.

How about things across the ocean? In truth, the situation is similar in North America, but it’s a slightly different story.

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Yes, there is an obesity epidemic going on. About 40% of American adults are obese, and 20% of adolescents. But some sources say that millenials form a group in the U.S with fewer fat people, and that they’re really all about eating avocados on toast. reports that 40% of American millenials are eating a plant-based diet. They form 52% of organic consumers and are set to change the world.

What’s your take? Looks like someone needs to do a study over here. Maybe the Brits could learn something from their American counterparts.

Or, maybe this group will just go out for Thai noodles and salad, and see what happens down the road. Bon appetite.

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