New CDC survey finds 4 in 10 American adults are obese

The survey of more than 5,000 adults from 2017 to 2018 found that 42% registered a body mass index above 30 that put them in the “obese” category.
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Now with a look at the numbers behind the news a new survey out today finds about four in ten American adults are obese. According to researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 5000 US adults participated in the study from 2017 to two when he eighteen. And 42%. Registered a body mass index above thirty indicating obesity and that's up slightly from the last survey. For reference an average woman at five foot four inches is considered obese at 174. Pounds. An average man at five foot nine inches if it is considered obese at 203 pounds the survey also found that some 9% of American adults registered. As severely obese or having a BMI of forty year above. Half a century ago just 1% of adults were severely obese. According to the Associated Press one obesity expert estimates that every primary care Doctor Who treats adults and has about 100 severely obese patients. But experts says the new findings suggest more Americans are at risk for diabetes. Heart disease and cancer due to their weight.

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