According to a newsletter published by the American Diabetes Association (DiabetesPro SmartBrief), “Nearly 31% of people ages 45 to 64 were obese last year despite an overall reduction in obesity rates between 2010 and 2011, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Researchers also noted that 41% of middle-aged blacks and 34.5% of middle-aged Hispanics were obese.” The Huffington Post (2/28/12)
The research indicates that the middled-aged have the highest percentage of overweight people than any other age group.
Source: DiabetesPro SmartBrief. Obesity rates remain high among middle-aged people.