Data show extreme cases of obesity are up in U.S.

12/25/2013 | USA Today

Obesity rates among Americans overall have remained flat, but the percentage of people with extreme obesity -- those who are 100 or more pounds overweight, with a BMI of 40 or more -- has increased, the CDC says. The percentage of people who are extremely obese rose from 2.8% in 1994 to 6.3% in 2010, the CDC said.

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