Posted: Oct 18, 2013 9:09 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News
The National Center for Health Statistics says the U.S. obesity rate is holding steady at a third of the population.
Nearly 35% of American Adults are considered obese according to the Body Mass Index measurement.
Experts say obesity rates might actually be leveling off because the rate hasn't changed for nearly a decade.
According to statistics, middle-aged adults are more likely to be obese than the young and elderly. African Americans have the highest obesity rate, followed by Hispanics and Caucasians.
Just 10% of Asian Americans are obese, but studies show they're more likely to store fat around their organs, which has been linked to heart disease and diabetes.
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