America's Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report

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Almost 40 percent of American adults are obese, the highest rate ever recorded for the U.S., according to a Friday report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Nearly 20 percent of adolescents are obese, also a record high, NBC News reported. That comes out to one in five adolescents aged 12-19. Meanwhile, one in five kids aged 6-11 and one in 10 preschoolers aged 2-5 are obese. As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last Forever "It's difficult to be optimistic at this point," said Dr. Frank Hu, chair of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health. "...

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