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Huawei Zeng is a research molecular biologist at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

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Everyone should know that obesity is both a national and global problem. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight and one-third is obese.


A body mass index, which is the ratio of one's weight expressed in kilograms to the square of one's height expressed in meters, i.e., kg/m2) of 25 to 29.9 suggests overweight, while BMI values of 30 and above indicates obesity. Worldwide, 2.3 billion people are estimated to be overweight or obese.

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