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Are we losing extra weight, or just living with it?

News briefs An increasing number of obese or overweight adults are not trying to lose weight, according to an observational study published March 7, 2017, in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Scientists analyzed health surveys of almost 30,000 adults ages 20 to 59, from three periods between 1988 and 2014. During that time, the researchers found that the number of people gaining weight steadily increased (from about 53% of participants to 66%),…

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