July 2008
Indian Journal of Medical Sciences;Jul2008, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p297
Academic Journal
The article presents the findings of CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System on the prevalence of obesity in the U.S. It states that there is an estimated 25.6 percent of adults reported being obese in 2007 compared to 23.9 percent in 2005. Director Dr. William Dietz, stresses that people must be encouraged to eat more fruits and vegetables, engage in physical activity and reduce the consumption of high calorie foods and sugar sweetened beverages in order to maintain a healthy weight.


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