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Average Americans have gotten heavier, but not taller, since 1994

Americans may be bigger now than what they were 2 decades ago, but they aren’t any taller, Time reports. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average American is now nearly 6.8 kilograms heavier compared with the average person 2 decades ago. In 1994, the average U.S. man weighed nearly 82 kg. Today, he weighs about 88.8 kg. Women have also climbed in size, weighing 69 kg in 1994 but 76.4 kg in 2016. Men’s height, averaging 175.2 cm, and women’s height, 162.6 cm, aren’t much different from what they were 22 years ago. 

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