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Volume 38, No. 2

Obesity Rates Still Rising

Obesity Still Rising in US Despite Push to Eat Healthy, CDC Finds

Obesity rates continue to rise despite a major push to raise awareness about healthy eating, according to a new survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Obesity rates rose to approximately 37.7 percent for adults in the U.S., up from 34.9 percent in 2011 to 2012, according to a CDC survey published this week.

The information was taken from about 5,000 participants who were surveyed by the CDC.

Women are more likely to be obese, with 38.3 percent of women facing obesity vs. 34.3 percent of men, according to the survey.

Rates of obesity in children also climbed from last year, with a rate of 17.2 percent, up from 16.9 percent in 2011 to 2012, the CDC found. Read full article.


Originally published by ABC News. Written by Gillian Mohney.
Photo by Tony Alter. Licensing agreement.

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