Amer­ica’s woe-be­sity

New York Post - - NEWS -

Amer­ica’s weight prob­lem isn’t get­ting any bet­ter, ac­cord­ing to new govern­ment re­search.

Obe­sity fig­ures stayed about the same over­all: About 40 per­cent of adults and 18.5 per­cent of chil­dren are dan­ger­ously fat.

Wor­ri­some is the rate for chil­dren and teenagers, which had hov­ered around 17 per­cent for a decade.

The years ahead will show if that marks the start of a trend, said Dr. Craig Hales of the US Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion.

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