Numbers of Extremely Obese Soar

June 2007
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Jun2007, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p3
The article looks at a Rand Corp. study, which found that the biggest growing segment of overweight people in the U.S. is the group that is extremely obese. The report, to be published in the journal "Public Health," writes that the population of Americans with a Body Mass Index of 50 or more increased significantly between the years 2000 and 2005. The article discusses weight-loss strategies such as bariatric surgery.


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