C.D.C. Team Investigates an Outbreak of Obesity

New York Times
Published: June 3, 2005
For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent a team of specialists into a state, West Virginia, to study an outbreak of obesity in the same way it studies an outbreak of an infectious disease.

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&quot;we are facing a severe health crisis.&quot;

&quot;our rate of obesity appears to be increasing faster than the rest of the nation.&quot;

&quot;This has never happened in the history of the C.D.C,&quot;

Related: <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/">http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/</a>;

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