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Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps MinnPost readers make their way through the thicket of health happenings, trends, studies and research. Perry has written several health-related books, and her articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Minnesota Monthly, The History Channel Magazine and Woman's Day. She is a former writer/editor for Time-Life Books and a former editor of Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Americans' waistlines keep expanding, CDC study finds

Americans' waistlines keep expanding, CDC study finds

In 1999 and 2000, the average waist in the U.S. measured 37.6 inches. By 2011 and 2012, it had expanded to 38.8 inches.