Heavy hitters: Obesity rate soars among professional baseball players
Major League Baseball players have become overwhelmingly overweight and obese during the last quarter century, say health researchers. They found that the athletes' weight held steady for over 100 years, with the majority of them weighing in at what is considered "Normal," -- i.e., with a body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9. However, around 1991 the average player's BMI began to rise, and over the last 25 years nearly 80 percent of players fall into the overweight or obese category with a BMI above 25. Ref. Source 4v.
Unlike other sports there isn't a lot of physical all exertion like football or soccer so ite easy to see how those players put on the pounds.
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