No one can deny that U.S. obesity rates are climbing. A report issued in late August by nonpartisan health advocacy group Trust for America's Health found obesity increasing last year in every state but one-Oregon. Overall, 119 million American adults-64.5 percent-are either overweight or obese, with 24.5 percent qualifying as obese. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has set a goal of reducing obesity in adults to 15 percent or less by 2010. No wonder these advocacy groups are ...

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