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What is Causing the Growing Rate of Obesity Among Women?

obesity among women growingAccording to recently released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of all women across the country are obese. Obesity among women is growing. This suggests that women are becoming overweight and obese at a faster rate than men. This was shown in the obesity report the CDC conducts once every two years.

The study showed that 41 percent of women in the U.S. are currently obese, whereas 35 percent of men in the country are obese, showing a rise in the rate among women but keeping men at about the same rate they’d experienced in the previous study. The question that now needs to be answered on this subject is why growing rates of obesity among women is occurring, and why it is happening more dramatically than for men. Continue reading