January 8, 2016
Obesity was on the rise for decades, but we should begin seeing a plateau in the trend sometime soon, said Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar, immediate past president of the Obesity Society and chairman of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Texas Tech University.
"We've seen the trend increase as early as the '80s, and it's a similar situation all over the world," he said. "There is research suggesting that it may flatline. We can't celebrate yet, because we want to keep prevalence down, not in the same place."
The blanket regimen of exercise and diet can only take you so far, Dhurandhar said.