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SOME WEIGHTY STATISTICS

Statistics show at least 25 percent of all Americans are obese, measured by body weight. This figure may be even higher, especially for women, when measured by body fat.

A recent national study by Diet Center Inc. showed that about half of all women have high levels of body fat, averaging 31 percent of their weight, while men's body fat averages 19 percent. Severely overweight American adults averaged 30 percent body fat for men, 44 percent for women.