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Half Of Americans Are Trying To Lose Weight, Including Many Who Are Not Overweight, CDC Reports

Half Of Americans Are Trying To Lose Weight, Including Many Who Are Not Overweight, CDC Reports

Fewer Asians made weight loss attempts

While the percentage of black, white and Hispanic adults trying to cut weight were nearly identical (48, 49.4, 49.1, respectively), fewer Asians reported attempted weight loss (41.4 percent).

Asian women were the only reported racial and ethnic group where less than half (44.8 percent) of women reported trying to lose weight at any point within the year.

More wealthy Americans made weight loss attempts

According to the report, “the percentage of adults who tried to lose weight increased with family income level.” The data show that 53.7 percent of adults categorized as possessing higher income attempted to lose weight, while the figure stood at 42.9 percent when it came to individuals labeled as having lower income.

Source: www.wbur.org
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