U.S. bellies are expanding fast, CDC says

September 17, 2014 7:38 PM

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U.S. bellies are expanding fast, CDC says

The waistline of the average American continues to grow, suggests a study published September 17 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In the study, lead researcher Earl Ford, MD, MPH, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and his team assessed the change in mean waist circumference between the years of 1999 and 2012. According to the team, waist circumference is a clear way of measuring “total and intra-abd...

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