Americans are fatter than ever, CDC observes

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( CNN) The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are fostering — more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years — the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes.

Every year since 1957, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has been asking Americans 18 and older about their own health and the health of their family members as part of the National Health Interview Survey. The new report contains data from the 2015 survey, which included more than 100,000 people.

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