The mission of the Stanford Center on Longevity is to accelerate and implement scientific discoveries, technological advances, behavioral practices, and social norms so that century long lives are healthy and rewarding.
The Sightlines Project found that the average BMI is increasing for Americans overall. Over one third of Americans under the age of 75 fall under the category of obese, or a BMI of 30 or more. This trend is prevalent despite an increase in exercise, even among younger generations. Our findings and expert commentaries provide some insight into what groups may be at risk and possible management methods to slow increase in our weight.