Obesity in America Keeps Getting Worse, Says New CDC Report

Record numbers of Americans are obese, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Obesity means having a body-mass index of 30 or over, whereas a BMI of between 25 and 29.9 earns the classification of “overweight.” (It’s worth noting that the BMI measurement system is controversial among physicians.)

More than 70% of Americans are now either obese or overweight by this measure. However, the statistics are particularly worrying. Almost 40% of adults...

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