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Obesity shows no signs of abating

The American Medical Association believes that obesity is becoming an escalating problem. Between 1999 and 2002, 65.1% of adults of 20 were overweight or obese, 30.4% were obese and 4.9% were extremely obese. For 6 to 19 yearolds, 31% were at risk of being overweight or overweight and 16% were overweight. Women were much more likely to be obese than men.

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About: Obesity shows no signs of abating

Date: 16 June 2004

Source: Medical News Today


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