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Survey reveals surprising mismatch between perception and reality of obesity in America

Nearly 40 percent of American adults and 20 percent of children carry enough extra weight to warrant a diagnosis of obesity. That's the highest obesity rate among the world's affluent nations, and it's already shortening Americans' lifespans by driving up rates of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancers, arthritis and dementia.

If that constitutes an urgent threat to the nation's health, you'd scarcely know it from reading the results of a newly published survey called ACTION.

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