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People stroll down a street in Montpelier, Vt., last summer. In 1995, 13.4 percent of Vermonters were considered obese. The figure climbed to 23.5 percent in 2011. The latest national data suggest the obesity epidemic has plateaued, however. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Obesity Epidemic May Have Peaked In U.S.

The obesity epidemic appears to have reached a plateau, according to the latest federal statistics.

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Eliminating junk food from a child's diet is usually not enough to effectively treat attention deficit disorders, a paper shows. Tarah Dawdy via Flickr hide caption

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