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This blog is about obesity in America, and current trends and events that relate to the obesity epidemic. According to the CDC in 2009 the self-reported rate of obesity in America was 26.7%. This means that a quarter of Americans are obese based on their BMI (Body Mass Index). While obesity does not effect all genders, races, and social classes equally it effects everyone. An adult is considered to be obese if they have a BMI of 30 or higher. BMI which is based on height and weight is designed to calculate a number that is used as an indicator of “body fatness”.  Obesity is sometimes related to another medical problem such as thyroid issues, but the majority of obesity is a direct result of a poor diet and inactive lifestyle. Obesity is most often treated with a balanced nutritious diet, and more physical activity!

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