Obesity rates in America plateau

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Obesity rates in the U.S. have flattened out in recent years – but a significant number of Americans are still obese.

One  in three adults and nearly 17 percent of kids and teens are obese, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control. The survey also found that 35.5 percent of men and 35.8 percent of women in America were obese, according to data taken from 2009-10. The survey used

KFBW’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee spoke with Dr Chris Tolcher, of Agoura West Valley Pediatrics and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, to find out what the trend means.

 


The CDC survey measured the height and weight of almost 6,000 men and women and calculated their Body Mass Index to determine obesity.

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