This article is from the In-Depth Report New Insights into Obesity

Dying to Eat: A Graphical View of U.S. Obesity

Ever-fatter Americans risk much higher rates of disease and death

Heavy toll. More Americans than ever are now over­weight, and one in three adults is obese. Children are growing fatter even faster. Obesity and diabetes “are the only major health problems that are getting worse in this country, and they are getting worse rapidly,” says Thomas R. Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The trends add urgency to improving nutrition and exercise at home, schools and workplaces.

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