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Researchers making headway in obesity battle

August 4, 2013
University of Georgia

If current trends continue, roughly 42 percent of the people in the U.S. will be obese by 2030, according to the Trust for America's Health. As obesity rates climb to unprecedented levels, an equally dramatic increase in new cases of obesity-related diseases like Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension and arthritis is expected.

Now, researchers at the University of Georgia are testing new treatments they hope will one day stem the tide of obesity and the potentially life-threatening illnesses that accompany it.

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