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American adults do not get anymore, but they still put pounds

Breaking News Emails Get deleted news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 20, 2018 / 7:31 PM GMT/ Source: Associated Press NEW YORK &#821 1; You do not need to hang the mistake higher but you may want to skip the holiday cookies. [19659007] A new report released Thursday shows American adults are no longer, but they are getting fatter. The average American adult is overweight and only a few pounds from obesity, due to average weight gain in all groups – but especially white and hanspanics. Overall, the average height for men actually fell a lot slightly over the past decade. There was no change for women. A factor may be shifted in the country's population. There is a growing number of Mexican Americans, and that group tends to be a bit shorter, says one of the report's authors, Cynthia Ogden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results come from a Health Survey 2015-16 which measures height and weight. More than 5,000 American adults participated. CDC records date back to the early 1960s, when the average man was just over 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed 166 pounds. Now men are almost 1 inch longer and more than 30 pounds heavier. But today's average height of 5 meters is 9 inches about a tenth of an inch shorter than a decade ago. The average woman in the early 1960s was 5 meters, 3 inches and 140 pounds. Now…

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1; You do not need to hang the mistake higher but you may want to skip the holiday cookies. [19659007] A new report released Thursday shows American adults are no longer, but they are getting fatter.

The average American adult is overweight and only a few pounds from obesity, due to average weight gain in all groups – but especially white and hanspanics.

Overall, the average height for men actually fell a lot slightly over the past decade. There was no change for women.

A factor may be shifted in the country’s population. There is a growing number of Mexican Americans, and that group tends to be a bit shorter, says one of the report’s authors, Cynthia Ogden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The results come from a Health Survey 2015-16 which measures height and weight. More than 5,000 American adults participated.

CDC records date back to the early 1960s, when the average man was just over 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed 166 pounds. Now men are almost 1 inch longer and more than 30 pounds heavier. But today’s average height of 5 meters is 9 inches about a tenth of an inch shorter than a decade ago.

The average woman in the early 1960s was 5 meters, 3 inches and 140 pounds. Now women are half a inch higher and about 30 pounds heavier on average. The average height is approximately the same as it was a decade earlier: 5 feet, 4 inches.

Other investigation errors:

– In the last decade, the average weight for men increased about 2 pounds to 198. For women, it rose 6 pounds to almost 171.

– Men have an average of 40 inches midjelinjer. The waistline of women is just under 39 inches.

– The average height of black men and white men has been steady, just under 5 feet 10.

– Mexican-American and Asian Americans are about 3 inches shorter than white and black, on average. There was a similar height difference in women.

In 2016, about 18 percent of the nation’s population was Latin America, up from about 13 percent in 2000, according to US census figures. Mexican Americans account for almost two thirds of the Hispanic people.

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Associated Press Health & Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. AP is solely responsible for all content.

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