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Why Do We Keep Getting Fatter?

Thursday, July 16, 2009
Why Do We Keep Getting Fatter?

The Obesity Epidemic. It has become such a part of our common knowledge that it's almost a proper noun. A new report shows that over the past year, obesity rates rose in 23 states and did not drop in a single state. But how much do we really know about obesity - and how much of what we think we know is really scientifically sound? Health organizations come up with stats based on BMI - but some scientists say BMI isn't a measure of fitness or overall health. This Thusday we'll try to separate fact from fiction.

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