Friday, July 18, 2008

Obesity Still Rising Among Americans

“Obesity is still rising among Americans, according to figures from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, where data based on annual nationwide telephone surveys with more than 350,000 adults showed that between 2005 and 2007, the percentage who reported being obese went up from 23.9 to 25.6, a rise of nearly 2 per cent. The full report is published in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), available as a download from the CDC website.”

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