Fat facts.

Obesity is ballooning in America, according to a new 20-year report by the Centers for Disease Control, with 6 out of 10 adults having a body mass index of 30 or more (the technical definition of obesity) and nearly 1 in 5 children being overweight or obese. Watch this remarkable flash animation to see how we've been putting on the pounds, then check out statistics for your state. Here in Minnesota, less than 10 percent of the population was obese in 1985, but twenty years later the percentage has risen to between 20 and 24% of the population.

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