Washington gets fatter for the third year in a row

August 19, 2008
by Monica Guzman
Seattle Post Intelligencer

For all our biking and hiking and organic food eating, we Washingtonians are not as healthy as we think. About 24.5 percent of Washington adults are obese - a rate that has risen three years in a row, according to the "F as in Fat" report by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. That makes Washington the 32nd most obese state in a big fat nation that's only getting bigger and fatter. If trends keep up, 75 percent of Americans could be obese by 2015.

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