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EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Only 37% of Americans think they are overweight, while 69% of Americans are actually overweight, according to a Gallup survey and the National Center for Health Statistics, which actually measures the height and weight of a nationally representative sample of the population.

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OBESITY RATES

Obesity prevalence among women in their 40s and 50s has risen to 42% since 1999-2000. For middle-aged men, the rate is 38%, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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OBESITY TRENDS

Soda, candy, and fast food are often painted as the prime culprits in the national discussion of obesity in the United States. But these foods are not likely to be a leading cause of obesity in the United States according to a new Cornell University Food and Brand Lab study.

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HEALTHY SNACKS

A program that provides free fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to school children reduced obesity rates by 3 percentage points among elementary school pupils, according to a study by U-Arkansas researchers.

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OBESITY CENTER

Purdue University is establishing one of four regional centers for research into nutrition education and obesity prevention in a nationwide project of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA has awarded $4 million in grants to set up the regional centers and one coordinating center.

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OBESITY TRENDS

The National Center for Health Statistics looks at the obesity crisis. Most of the increase took place between 1976 and 2000, when obesity doubled from 15 to 31 percent. What happened then to cause the increase? Three converging trends may have been at work: the aging of the baby-boom generation into middle-age when people typically… read more

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30 PERCENT OF WORLD NOW FAT; NO COUNTRY IMMUNE

Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the past three decades, according to a new global analysis.

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