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U.S. Obesity Rates Rising Again

June 12, 2018, 11:15 am by WebMD

Among U.S. men, for example, the rising rates of overweight and obesity seen since 1999 leveled off between 2009 and 2012. But they took off again in 2015-2016, when 75 percent of men were overweight or obese.


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