Prevalence and Trends in Obesity Among US Adults, 1999-2000

Authors: Katherine M. Flegal, Margaret D. Carroll, Cynthia L. Ogden and Clifford L. Johnson Source: JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association The increases in the prevalences of obesity and overweight previously observed continued in 1999-2000. The potential health benefits from reduction in overweight and obesity are of considerable public health importance.