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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans are getting a little taller and a lot fatter.


Adults are roughly an inch taller than they were in the early 1960s, on average, but nearly 25 pounds heavier, the government reported Wednesday.


The nation's expanding waistline has been well documented, though Wednesday's report is the first to quantify it based on how many pounds the average person is carrying.


In 1960-62, the average man weighed 166.3 pounds. By 1999-2002, the average had reached 191 pounds.


Similarly, the average woman's weight rose from 140.2 pounds to 164.3 pounds


Average of 25 lbs heavier just since the 60s??


Hooray for fast food!



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It says we are 25 pounds heavier.... I don't know about you all, but I know that 25 pounds is all muscle baby. ;)


Actually, that's a really good point.


I bet we are more muscular today than we were in the 60s.



Well we do have more olympians, football players, and just athletes in general. Figure all of the NFL and the Arena league. Wrestling, etc. etc. We have people beef up for other reasons than back in the 60s. So the average of a 25 pound gain is probably a little skewed.

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