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More Women Than Men Are Obese In America, And Gap Is Widening
National Public Radio

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has crunched new numbers on America’s obesity epidemic. What do they tell us? As a nation, we seem to be stuck.

The overall prevalence of obesity in the three-year period ending 2014 was just over 36 percent. This mean that about 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. is obese.

But if you’re a silver-linings kind of person, there’s this: After decades of increases, obesity rates do seem to be flattening out.

The CDC says the changes in the prevalence of adult obesity were so slight between 2011 and 2014 (the most recent data available) that they were not statistically significant.

 

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