Illinois adults getting fatter

June 29, 2010
by Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune

Illinois' adult population keeps growing fatter, with the state's obesity rate rising to 26.6 percent in 2009, nearly a full percentage point higher than the previous year.

That figure places the state 26th in the nation for adult obesity, up from 27th, according to the latest annual report on obesity from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, released Tuesday.

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