Calif. baby boomers show soaring obesity rates in survey

09/16/2013 | Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

A survey by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research revealed the number of overweight and obese baby boomers in the Sacramento, Calif., area rose from 61% in 2003 to 72% in 2012, while younger adults ages 18 to 47 saw just a 2% increase in obesity rates during the same period. Researchers also found one-fifth of obese baby boomers in the area had diabetes. Fifty-six percent had hypertension, compared with 23% of their normal-weight counterparts.

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