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December 1999 Issue

Weighty Epidemic

Americans have set another heavyweight record. But this prize fight has no one cheering. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that one of every five adults is obese—up 50% in less than a decade—based on yearly telephone surveys of 100,000 adults. Worse, say experts, the true obesity rate is probably even higher. After all, if you were surveyed, you might very well have shaved a few pounds off your weight

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