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Why Millennials Are Fatter Than Their Parents

There's no doubt that we are in the midst of an obesity epidemic. In 1990, obese adults made up less than 15 percent of the population in most U.S. states, according to the Center for Disease Control. By 2010, 36 states had obesity rates of 25 percent or higher, and 12 of those had obesity rates of 30 percent or higher.

Children today are expected to live shorter lives than their parents. It would be the first time in two centuries that overall life expectancy decreased rather than increased.

"Lifestyle and food intake have been blamed for the increased rate of obesity in the millennials," says Discovery News, "but recent studies have shown there may be other reasons causing this generation to bulge."

Find out those reasons here:

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