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Obesity: America’s Swelling Epidemic


According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one-third of American adults are obese, and about 17 percent of children are obese. Both adult and childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in the last thirty years. In the following Thought Piece, AGR takes a look at many of the factors contributing to the epidemic, as well as many efforts aimed at turning the tide of this dangerous, costly epidemic.

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