Data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index indicate that the adult obesity rate in the U.S. so far in 2013 has reached 27.2%, compared with 26.2% in 2012 and 25.5% in 2008, when the index first began monitoring the condition. Gallup noted that obesity levels reported by the index haven't seen this big a jump from year to year since 2009.

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