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Medical News and Perspectives
May 24/31, 2006

Rx for Obesity: Eat Less, Exercise More, and—Maybe—Get More Sleep

JAMA. 2006;295(20):2341-2344. doi:10.1001/jama.295.20.2341

Washington, DC—Fondness for super-sized fries and disdain for exercise have boosted the demand for super-sized wheelchairs, hospital beds, and caskets in the United States. Two thirds of US adults today are at least overweight (body mass index [BMI]>25). Nearly one third are obese (BMI>30), and more are morbidly obese (BMI>40) than in years past. Adults of “normal” weight constitute an ever-slimmer minority of the US population. Worldwide, 1 in 4 adults is overweight.

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