• CDC: Nearly 40% of American adults have obesity

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Nearly 40% of adults and 20% of children have obesity in the United States, according to a new report released by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
    The crude prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults and children in 2015-2016 was 39.8% and 18.5%, respectively, and the rate has grown steadily since 1999-2000, according to an analysis of nine 2-year cycles of NHANES data. Researchers found overall obesity prevalence to be higher among adults aged 40 to 59 years vs. those aged 20 to 39 years , whereas the prevalence of obesity was higher among children and
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