Obesity: A growing problem. There is a growing obesity problem in the USA. Many studies have shown that a lot of Americans are getting overweight. More and more people are getting fatter and not exercising. Poor diets and overeating and a generally sedentary lifestyle only exacerbate the problem. Just like many waistlines, the problem seems to be getting wider and wider. More and more people are getting bigger and bigger. The problem does not choose or target a specific person, gender, or ...