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U.S. obesity rate hits new record

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(KYMA, KECY) - The obesity rate in the U.S. hit a new record, according to the nonprofit organization Trust for America’s Health.

The report says the U.S. adult obesity rate now stands at 42.4%.

That’s the first time ever it passed the 40% mark.

The report found the rate of childhood obesity is also on the rise.

The latest data shows 19.3% of those from 2 years to 19 years old are obese.

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Dominique Newland

Dominique joined KYMA in June 2019 as a Sunrise anchor. She was born in New Jersey but raised in Carmel, Indiana.

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