6:09 pm August 3, 2010, by Joy Johnston
A new CDC study has found that the gap between what Americans say they weigh and their actual weight is decreasing. Unfortunately, our weight continues to rise. Researchers estimate the adult obesity rate at nearly 27 percent based upon a new telephone survey. Other more scientific studies place the obesity rate at 34 percent.
With a tendency for people to not be accurate when it comes to how much they weigh, researchers have a host of theories about why the discrepancy is disappearing. Are people paying more attention to their weight by using a scale more? Because so many people are overweight, is the societal stigma disappearing, making people more comfortable admitting their real weight?
So what about you, are you honest when someone asks you how much you weigh? Are you more truthful with medical professionals than friends and family?
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