U.S. Obesity Rates

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The U.S. obesity rate is holding steady at a third of the population.

The latest numbers from the national center for health statistics show nearly thirty-five percent of American adults are obese -- according to their BMI measurement.

That number hasn't changed for nearly a decade, leading some experts to say that obesity rates are leveling off.

Middle-aged adults were more likely to be obese than the young and elderly, and African Americans have the highest obesity rate, followed by Hispanics, Whites, and Asians.

Just ten percent of Asian Americans are obese, however, experts say that doesn't mean they are without risk.

Studies show Asian Americans may be more likely to store fat around their organs, which has been linked to heart disease and diabetes.

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