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How common is obesity?

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Many Americans struggle to control their weight. The country’s obesity problem is well known: 1 in 3 of us is obese, and the rate is rising.

From: What Is a Healthy Weight? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “Healthy Weight.”

National Institutes of Health: “Aim for a Healthy Weight.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Weight Management and Obesity,” “Weight Control and Obesity FAQ.”

Mayo Clinic: “Obesity.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Healthy Weight.”

National Institutes of Health: “Aim for a Healthy Weight.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Weight Management and Obesity,” “Weight Control and Obesity FAQ.”

Mayo Clinic: “Obesity.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2019

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