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Study: Americans 24 Pounds Fatter Than in 1960

A new report looks at disparities in obesity rates and access to healthy foods.

September 4, 2014
by Lindsey Cook
U.S. News & World Report

For any American who has traveled internationally, this problem is common knowledge. Both inside and outside our country, Americans are stereotyped as obese and overweight. And there's certainly truth to the stereotype, according to a new report on obesity from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Foundation. Differences among race, ethnicity, gender, age, economic status and state tell a more complex story though.

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