Title

Dorean Maines of the Maine Bureau of Health says around 27 percent of the state'

Authors

Sharon Bass

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

8-28-1997

Pages

1, 10-16

Abstract

Dorean Maines of the Maine Bureau of Health says around 27 percent of the state's residents qualify as overweight, up from 21.5 percent in 1988 and 23 percent in 1992. Over 60 percent of Mainers don't exercise, which contributes to the rising rate of obesity. Americans pay out around $30 billion annually on diet plans and other reducing methods that claim to have the cure for obesity. With a review of some of the weight-loss methods available in the Portland area, and comments from dietitian Paula Allen, Biddeford surgeon James Georgitis, Portland surgeon David Clark and Portland psychologist Geraldine Merola.

Subjects

Obesity

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