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Just in case you were wondering if obesity really is a growing problem in our country:

Percent of Obese (BMI >30) in U.S Adults in 1987

Percent of Obese (BMI >30) in U.S Adults in 2007

Source: CDC.

One word: Lifestyle.

Why does this matter?

"Obesity raises concern because of its implications for the health of Americans. Obesity increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions."

These conditions/diseases include heart disease, some cancers, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems, dyslipidemia (high cholesterol levels), and others.

Source: CDC.

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