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Battle to curb obesity is failing, CDC reports
Modern Healthcare

Just when a JAMA editorial this September saw a “glimmer of hope” that U.S. obesity (and diabetes) rates had leveled off, a new survey slashed those hopes. The government Thursday released data that show obesity continuing to creep upward with women having higher rates than men and both having increasing rates as they get older.For the past several years, experts thought the nation’s alarming, decades-long rise in obesity had leveled off. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the obesity rate climbed to nearly 38% of adults in 2013-14, up from 32% about a decade earlier.”

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