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Physical activity is up in the US but so too is obesity

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 12 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4504
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

American waistlines became as polarized as its politics in the first decade of this century; the fit got fitter and the fat got fatter. The overall level of physical activity increased over that period, while the level of obesity increased as well.

The analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation used data generated by two large state and national surveys: the Behavioral Risk …

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