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Severe obesity rates surging in rural America
by Lisa Rapaport
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19 June 2018
On 19 June 2018 Reuters reported:
Severe obesity rates have been on the rise nationwide since the turn of the century, disproportionately affecting children and adults in rural communities, two U.S. studies suggest. In rural communities, severe obesity rates more than tripled for men and more than doubled for women during the study period [from 2001 to 2016], while climbing 29 percent among young people. Obesity rates in rural areas, meanwhile, rose about 9 percent among children and teens and about 36 percent for adults.
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No matter where people live, the key to preventing and reducing obesity comes down to healthy eating and regular exercise, said Ashlesha Datar, a researcher at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles who wasn't involved in the studies.
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