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Obesity is an increasingly common disease in the United States. The most recent statistics gathered from 2017 to 2020 identify 41.9% of Americans as obese, with the prevalence of severe obesity nearly doubling to 9.2% over the last two decades.
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We've been reporting on environmental health for 20 years. But what is environmental health? You've got questions, and we have answers.

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