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Obesity on the rise in women

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(CNN)-- A new study finds obesity among women has risen, while obesity among men has stayed the same.


The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at data on more than 2600  men and 2800 women from 2005 to 2014.


Among the findings -- obesity increased by 5%  for women over a decade.


Another study also published in Journal of the American Medical Association-- Tuesday--  looked at trends among youths.


It found a slight increase in obesity among youth ages 12 to 19 over the past 25 years.


Two other youth age groups either went down or leveled off.

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