Another year, another obesity study. Only this year's Nutritional Examination report from the geeks at the CDC drops in a "good news, bad news" sorta way.

The good news is that, across the board (or salad bar), we appear to have leveled out as a nation, despite the best public service efforts of so many nonprofits and our apparently angry First Lady. Only thing is, the scales have, too, with both adult and child obesity rates unreasonably high.

Roughly 36 percent of grownups and 17 percent of kids are obese. But when you expand that classification to include simply the overweight, the numbers really blow up, to 70 percent of grown folks and nearly one-third of our children.

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