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  • Intuitions about the causes of rising obesity are often wrong, researchers report

    While disparities between groups are troubling, obesity is going up at a similar rate in all groups, researchers report.

    While disparities between groups are troubling, obesity is going up at a similar rate in all groups, researchers report.

    Graphic by Julie McMahon

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      While disparities between groups are troubling, obesity is going up at a similar rate in all groups, researchers report.

      Graphic by Julie McMahon

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      University of Illinois kinesiology and community health professor Ruopeng An (pictured) and his colleague, Roland Sturm of the RAND Corporation, say long-term trends can help better understand the obesity epidemic in the U.S.

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  • To reach Ruopeng An, call 217-244-0966; email ran5@illinois.edu. The paper, "Obesity and Economic Environments," is available online.