Mark Dolliver: Ranks of Obesity Thin Out

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Last month brought a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the rate of obesity among adults seems to have leveled off, after climbing for decades. While it’s lovely that the obesity epidemic isn’t worsening, the nation’s weight problem is bad enough as is.

In a new Gallup poll, 30 percent of women and 18 percent of men confessed to being more than 20 pounds heavier than what they consider their ideal weight.

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