Obesity on the menu for US presidential hopefuls

September 21, 2007

Two-thirds of US adults and some 25 million children are obese or overweight, and the fatness of the land is harming Americans' health, straining the health care system and threatening US competitiveness, a report published last month showed. The rate of adult obesity more than doubled in percentage terms in the past 25 years across the United States, growing from 15 percent in 1978-80 to 32 percent in 2003-04, the "F as in Fat" report by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) said.

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