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Obesity rates keep climbing in US

A record number of US adults are now obese, with 2 million more people crossing that unhealthy weight threshold between 2007 and 2009, according to new numbers released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 72 million adults are now classified as obese, which is defined as a body-mass index of 30 or more, a calculation based on the relationship between a person’s weight and height.