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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

United States records highest obesity percentage in the world

The United States is leading the charts when it comes to obesity and obesity-related diseases, according to a study, published Monday. 13 percent of the total U.S. population, including adults and children, has been termed overweight.
In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it has been determined that more than two billion adults and children of the world are now obese and run the risk of diseases due to carrying excess weight.  Out of them, 710 million were classified as obese, with 5 percent of all children and 12 percent of adults fitting into this category.

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