Obesity rates are heading in the wrong direction, CDC says

09/22/2010 | Reuters

Federal health officials say U.S. obesity rates have increased in the past 10 years even though the government set a goal of reducing obesity rates to 15% of the population by 2010. "The prevalence of obesity and abdominal obesity remains disturbingly high among adults in the United States, and our trend analysis shows that both may still be increasing among men," the CDC researchers said. Officials now are developing 2020 targets.

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