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Reuters reports that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is saying that while "US adults have been eating steadily fewer calories for almost a decade," the nation's obesity rate continues to increase.

According to the story, "researchers, whose findings appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed trends since the 1970s and found that among adults, average daily energy intake rose by a total of 314 calories from 1971 to 2003, then fell by 74 calories between 2003 and 2010 ... Experts said it's possible more time is needed to see obesity rates respond to changes in calorie intake. It's also possible that Americans have changed their eating habits but are still not getting enough exercise to burn the calories they do consume. Or, the surveys may simply be wrong."
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