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Asian Americans least likely to be obese

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Asian Americans are the least likely Americans to be overweight or obese.

It reveals that that 38.6 percent of Asian American adults have a body mass index over 25, the threshold for being considered overweight.

That is far below the 66.7 percent rate among Whites, 76.7 percent rate among Blacks and 78.8 percent rate among Latinos.

 

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