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The Associated Press reports that "obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows ... the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the obesity rate climbed to nearly 38 percent of adults in 2013-14, up from 32 percent about a decade earlier."

Experts, the AP writes, have no explanation for why the rate is rising despite all the attention being paid to the issue; some experts say that the numbers have to be taken with a grain of salt (no pun tended), since "the participants selected for the study may not have been representative of the nation as a whole."
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