The folks at Gallup may be easing into obesity consulting. At least, the release accompanying Gallup's latest survey on the subject contains a fair amount of advice for addressing this growing American concern.

Gallup said that the results of a large-scale survey (167,000 interviews) revealed that more Americans are achieving obesity status, despite national efforts to draw attention to, and offer solutions for, the crisis.

Gallup said the problem is more complicated than overeating and not exercising enough.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.