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Why the Obesity Trend Continues to Climb Unabated in the U.S.

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  • Obesity rates continue to climb in the US; 38 percent of American adults were obese as of 2014, up from 35 percent in 2011/2012, and 32 percent in 2003/2004
  • Factors contributing to mounting obesity rates include processed food diets, chemical exposures, antibiotic overuse, inactivity, and lack of sleep
  • Obese children as young as 8 now display signs of heart disease

By Dr. Mercola

Last year, an analysis revealed that more than half of the world's obese people congregate in 10 countries: United States, China, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, Germany, Pakistan, and Indonesia.


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