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U.S. Obesity Rate Set to Soar, Costing Billions: CDC
Date:5/8/2012

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The new estimates combined with varying previous estimates "reflect the amount of uncertainty we have with regard to how things are changing," said Dietz.

On Tuesday, the Institute of Medicine will release a report outlining possible solutions to the problem.

These may include workplace wellness initiatives, the authors stated.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more information on overweight and obesity.

SOURCES: May 7, 2012, press conference with: William H. Dietz, M.D., Ph.D., director, division of nutrition, physical activity and obesity, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Eric A. Finkelstein, Ph.D., associate professor and assistant director, Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke-National University Singapore Graduate Medical School; May 7, 2012, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, online


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