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CDC: Number of overweight adults, children reach record high

<p>A new study from the Centers for Disease Control says 40 percent of adults and 19 percent of kids are overweight &ndash; both record highs.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 13, 2017, 8:59 PM

Updated 2,442 days ago

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A new study from the Centers for Disease Control says 40 percent of adults and 19 percent of kids are overweight – both record highs.
Dr. Mona Kennedy, an obesity medicine specialist at New York-Presbyterian Medical Group, says the results make sense. 
"People are going for their lower nutritional value foods because they're busier now, people are more focused on their jobs, they have a busier lifestyle," says Dr. Kennedy. 
Dr. Kennedy says a lack of exercise and sleep are also taking their toll. 
"The difference of one hour [of sleep] on your health and weight is tremendous," she says.


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