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Nearly 4 in 10 US adults are now obese, CDC says

Americans' obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again.

In 2015 and 2016, just short of 4 in 10 American adults had a body mass index that put them in obese territory.

In addition, just under 2 in 10 American children - those between 2 and 19 years of age - are now considered obese as well.

The new measure of the nation's weight problem, released early

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