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US obesity rates still high, but not growing

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  • Fewer states reporting high obesity rates

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    WASHINGTON. - As a nation, experts say we're still putting on far too many pounds. It's a big problem that experts say may soon begin to drain your tax dollars. >>
    WASHINGTON. - As a nation, experts say we're still putting on far too many pounds. It's a big problem that experts say may soon begin to drain your tax dollars. A new report takes a state-by-state look at obesity and what's likely to happen as baby boomers hit their Medicare years, weighing much more than their parents did. INSIDE>> State-by-State map of national obesity rates>>

CHICAGO, Ill. - Obesity rates in U.S. adults and children have leveled off. That's a sliver of good news, but the problem remains a nationwide epidemic.
     
Government data released Wednesday show more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of kids are overweight.
     
The 2007-08 data indicate that earlier signs of a plateau weren't a fluke. Percentages have held steady for about five years.
     
Dr. William Dietz of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation is "at the corner" but hasn't turned the corner.
     
The CDC reports show that 34 percent of adults are obese; and 17 percent of children are obese. Also, 10 percent of babies and toddlers are precariously heavy.

According to the 'Trust for America's Health,' Washington state ranks 28th in adult obesity rates nationwide and 33rd in childhood obesity rates.

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