Saturday, January 10, 2009

More Americans obese than merely overweight - Diet and nutrition- msnbc.com

More Americans obese than merely overweight - Diet and nutrition- msnbc.com

WASHINGTON - The number of obese American adults outweighs the number of those who are merely overweight, according to the latest statistics from the federal government.

Numbers posted by the National Center for Health Statistics show that more than 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 32.7 percent who are overweight. It said just under 6 percent are "extremely" obese.

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