Study puts obesity rate at 42 percent by 2050

November 5, 2010 (CHICAGO)

Researchers at Harvard and MIT used a sophisticated model that viewed obesity like an infectious disease.

It found that adult obesity rates will rise for another 40-years before leveling out. The Centers for Diease Control has placed the obesity rate at 34-percent.

Authors of the study in the journal PLoS Computational Biology said it's true the percent of obese people has slowed down but their results suggest it is not the end.

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