US obesity rates have risen most in older adults

January 28, 2015 1:23 PM

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US obesity rates have risen most in older adults

Obesity rates have increased in most age groups in the United States in recent years, but the biggest rise has been in older adults, according to a new poll.

Over the past five years, the obesity rate among people ages 65 and older has increased by 4 percentage points — from 23.4 percent in 2008 to 27.4 percent in 2014, according to the poll, from Gallup and Healthways.

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