Average Weight of US Men Has Increased by 15 Pounds

Men, women and children in the U.S. have double-digit gains in average weight.
1:01 | 08/03/16

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And dinner today looks a lot different than how mom used to make it and often there's a lot more of it to go around typically restaurant portions are super size and it seems we becomes super sized ourselves in the process researchers at the national center for health stats today released their update on how Americans are growing and unfortunately we're not growing up. We're growing out. The researchers found that US men on average are fifteen pounds heavier today than they were twenty years ago for women it's even worse sixteen pound. And children and off the hook either in their late teenage years boys and girls packed twelve more pounds than they did before a development with complicated medical consequences. But what with a pretty simple facts we Americans need to eat less eat better. And exercise a lot more sell at that apple back into your diet or take the stairs instead of the elevator. The changes can weeks ball that make up big difference in twenty years with this medical minute I'm doctor Timothy John.

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