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Poll: U.S. adult obesity rate climbing

Like those it is tracking, a recent Gallup-Healthways poll shows the U.S. adult obesity rates fluctuating.

In 2009 the rates were some of the highest, only to see significant decreases in 2011 and 2012. However, so far in 2013 the rate has jumped to 27.2% - a full point more than one year ago.

The poll came with positive news, though. There was a decline in the percentage of Americans in normal or overwight (but not obese).

For the complete findings, visit


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