The prevalence of BMI >25 in adults has not only remained high but, incredibly, increased so that it is now, by the same report 78%. ( I can't find the Feb 26 JAMA issue with the report to confirm that number, but I am pretty confident that it is right. That would be up from about 67% from around 2003-4. Not too much for Internists to be happy about.
Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Reduction in Obesity Prevalence in Preschoolers — Physician’s First Watch
March 13, 2014
Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Reduction in Obesity Prevalence in Preschoolers
By Kelly Young
Obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years dropped from 14% in 2003–2004 to 8% in 2010–2012, according to a JAMA study. However, overall prevalence in youth (2 to 19) and adults remains high.