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Obesity rates have stabilized, but our waistlines are still growing

Americans may have stopped putting on pounds, but their waistlines are still expanding, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average waist circumference of U.S. adults has increased by about 3% since the end of the last century.

Read the article on Los Angeles Times

Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The growing waist circumference is indicative of increasing insulin resistance in the liver and the muscles. It is one of the clinical signs for the development of metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes.

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