Study: Obesity is America's biggest health threat

Posted at 11:52 AM, Nov 02, 2016

Americans now consider obesity to be the country's biggest health threat.

A new study of 1,500 adults shows 81-percent of people ranked obesity as the most serious health problem, tying with cancer and ahead of heart disease.

Roughly 1/3 of obese people say they have never spoken to a doctor about their weight.

88-percent of people think diet and exercise is the safest way to lose weight, but 68-percent feel that bariatric surgery may be less risky than living with obesity.