CDC Study: One Third of Americans Are Obese

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 7:14am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta released new research on obesity in America. 

The report found that, overall, a third of American adults are obese. 

The finding is disappointing after decades of efforts to get Americans to lose weight.  Healthcare costs for the obese are running at $150-billion a year, and run the risk of bankrupting the system. 

The problem is brought on by the usual suspects: increased caloric intake and decreased activity.

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