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Summer 2012 Issue: Volume 7 Number 2

Dr. Francis Collins

From the NIH Director: The Weight of the Nation

The statistics are dramatic: More than two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, while nearly one-third of the nation's children and teens are overweight or obese.
Continue Reading, “A National Epidemic That Weighs On Us All”