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New report looks at Americans’ height and weight

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It might not be a good time of year to check the bathroom scale.

However, a new report does say the average American adult is not only overweight but just a few pounds shy of obese.

The CDC shared their findings on Americans’ height and weight Thursday.

The report found there were weight increases in all groups – particularly whites and Hispanics.

The average man now weighs 198 pounds, rising two pounds in the past decade.

For women, the average weight went up six pounds to 171.

The report shows the average height for men went down while women’s remained unchanged.