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Americans Are Still Getting Larger

A sobering new study by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that American adults are still getting heavier.

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed that the overall average waist circumference of more than 32,800 participants increased “progressively and significantly” from 37.6 inches in 1999-2000 to 38.8 inches in 2011-2012–a 54.2% increase. 551 more words

Waist Circumference: Why is it So Important?


The distribution of body fat plays a major roll in terms of your metabolic health. Although BMI is helpful, your Body Mass Index (BMI) says nothing about the distribution of fat in your body. 289 more words

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