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The number of overweight Americans has leveled off at 62 percent, the second year at which it has been that number, after seven years of steadily increasing percentages.

These numbers come courtesy of the NPD Group, a market research company.

The reason? Well, it looks like all the publicity given to the obesity problem in America actually had the effect of making people more conscious of what they consume, while at the same time creating an atmosphere in which manufacturers have started reducing product sizes and being more specific about ingredients and serving sizes.
KC's View:
You mean the media actually did something right?

Go figure.