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U.S. obesity rates still high, but not growing

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Obesity rates in U.S. adults and children have leveled off. That's a sliver of good news, but the problem remains a nationwide epidemic.

Government data released today show more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of kids are overweight.

The 2007-08 data indicate that earlier signs of a plateau weren't a fluke. Percentages have held steady for about five years.

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