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Study: Obesity is America's biggest health threat

Posted: 11:52 AM, Nov 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-02 15:52:30Z

Americans now consider obesity to be the country's biggest health threat.

A new study of 1,500 adults shows 81-percent of people ranked obesity as the most serious health problem, tying with cancer and ahead of heart disease.

Roughly 1/3 of obese people say they have never spoken to a doctor about their weight.

88-percent of people think diet and exercise is the safest way to lose weight, but 68-percent feel that bariatric surgery may be less risky than living with obesity.