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CDC Holds Obesity Conference Tuesday


Medical specialists are meeting in Washington Tuesday to develop a blueprint for fighting obesity in the U.S.

About two-thirds of Americans adults are either overweight or obese, so nearly every idea is on the table at a CDC conference.

According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, schools should be a cornerstone in the battle.

The institute recommends that schools require at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily and serve better food. But the report makes clear that strategies must be society-wide.

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