U.S. obesity rates may be tapering off

Many obesity specialists say the new data, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are a sign that efforts to address the obesity problem -- such as placing nutritional information on food packaging and revising school lunch menus -- are beginning to have an effect in a country where two-thirds of adults and one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese.

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Many obesity specialists say the new data, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are a sign that efforts to address the obesity problem -- such as placing nutritional information on food packaging and revising school lunch menus -- are beginning to have an effect in a country where two-thirds of adults and one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese.

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