The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans, CDC data show

January 15, 2014 6:06 PM

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The thinnest Americans are Asian Americans, CDC data show

Which Americans are least likely to be overweight or obese? Asian Americans, by a long shot.

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that 38.6% of Asian American adults have a body mass index over 25, the threshold for being considered overweight. That’s far below the 66.7% rate among whites, 76.7% rate among blacks and 78.8% rate among Latinos.

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