Obesity on the Rise


It is not a surprise to many.

The number of severely obese people in this country is quickly rising.
According to a new study the proportion of Americans who are at least 100 pounds overweight increased by 50% from the year 2000 to 2005.

That is twice as fast as the growth seen in moderate obesity.

Researchers used body mass index, a measure that takes into account both weight and height for this study.


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