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Obesity is growing globally, with America leading the way. In the United States, the incidence of obesity is the highest of all reporting countries and the trend continues unabated. Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over the past several decades shows: 

•  In 1990, among states participating in a survey, 10 states had a prevalence of obesity less than 10 percent, and no states had prevalence equal to or greater than 15 percent

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