Obesity: One Big Trend

“Out with the old in with the unwell” about the new construction of the Nasdaq had a punch line to it about fattening America.

The current obesity epidemic is already worrying enough with 35.7 percent of adults and 16.9 percent of children age 2 to 19 being obese.

The forecasts are downright scary. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects that in EVERY STATE the rate will reach at least 44 percent by 2030. In 13 of the states the number will exceed 60 percent.

It’s unquestionable that the USA needs to change its ways (for the record Europe is a fast follower of the US so there is no place for smugness).

We like trends but here is one that on a personal level you would be well minded to stay off.

We also like thinking in terms of systems. Is your personal system one that you are following and one that allows you to maintain a freedom from being part of the obesity trend?

Financially however, let’s face it, since this trend involves will power it is unlikely to be changing for the majority any time soon. This is the proverbial heavy stone in motion and it is likely to keep on rolling.

With these projections it may be worth giving some serious consideration to finding stocks involved in medicine, medical care, diet drugs etc to start to trade for what is looking like a very fat bull market.

Fat and getting fatter

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