U.S. waist sizes keep expanding

September 16, 2014 8:54 PM

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U.S. waist sizes keep expanding

If your pants feel tight, you are not alone. The size of the average American waist just keeps getting bigger, new research shows.

The waists of men, women, blacks, whites and Mexican Americans all grew significantly between 1999 and 2012, researchers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA.

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