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June 30th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Obesity rates spike in 28 states

(CNN) – New evidence suggests Americans are not improving when it comes to a healthy weight. Adult obesity rates shot up in 28 states over the past year. There are obesity provisions built in to the new health care reform law and the White House is crusading against childhood obesity. Our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to break it all down.

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  1. Smith in Oregon

    Early reports on tourists being served crude oil contaminated seafood indicate it is a surefire cure for obesity and a windfall for the medical community and cash strapped AMA MD's.

    July 1, 2010 at 3:33 am |
  2. Ben Westberry

    I added a comment this morning. My sugestion was that the goverment return to the old way of doing business as it food stamps. That is too stop allowing candy, sodas, chips etc to be purchased with food stamps. They want allow famileys to buy washing power and cleaning supplies. Yet, I have been in stores when kids come in with a food stamp card and buy all kinds of candy, sodas, chips etc fatting foods . This was a no no a few years ago. I beleive this adds to fatter kids

    June 30, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  3. Jason

    Let kids play outside!!

    June 30, 2010 at 9:08 am |