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Americans Getting Obese Earlier, Ethnic Groups Put On Weight At Different Rates

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June 18, 2002
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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Overall, 26 percent of U.S. men and 28 percent of U.S. women already are obese by about age 36, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study of adult weight gain among different ethnic groups, races and sexes. For still-unknown reasons, black women become obese more than twice as fast as white women, and the rate for Hispanic women is about midway between the two. U.S. men of different races and ethnic groups also put on pounds at varying rates.

CHAPEL HILL – Overall, 26 percent of U.S. men and 28 percent of U.S. women already are obese by about age 36, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study of adult weight gain among different ethnic groups, races and sexes.


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