When it comes to obesity and the chronic diseases associated with it, we are still perched atop the precipice of a very tall cliff. At best the obesity rate among U.S. women appears to have stabilized, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. last April. The percentage of overweight women remains at 62%. In August 2006 the governor of Arkansas hailed a slight decline in the number of Arkansas children who
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