Obesity crisis far from over

January 21, 2012
by Esther Cepeda
Washington Post


Friends, don't believe the hype. Despite well-intentioned headlines proclaiming that the obesity crisis has finally leveled off, we can't yet say “mission accomplished.”

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it is true that obesity rates in 2010 — 35.7 percent of all U.S. adults — were not significantly different from 2008, when 33.7 percent of adults had a body mass index of 30 or higher.



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