Posted: Dec 18, 2009 12:34 PM by News First 5
Surging obesity rates could end the progress made in the past few decades against heart disease, researchers say.
A study presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting this year found that adults' blood pressure and blood sugar levels are continuing to rise, fueled in large part by expanding waistlines.
Researchers found that adult Americans' average body mass index (BMI) rose from 26.5 to 28.8 in less than a decade.
A BMI of 30 is the threshold for obesity.
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