Obesity Rises in 28 States; Remains Highest in the South

June 30, 2010
by Tiffany O’Callaghan
Time Wellness Blog


In January of this year, public health officials applauded the fact that, after steadily rising for more than three decades, obesity levels in the U.S. finally appeared to be leveling off. And while holding steady with a third of the adult population obese and more than two thirds overweight hardly had health professionals jumping for joy, a new report released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America's Health may deflate even that subdued sense of success. The analysis finds that, in 28 states obesity rates continue to creep upward, and in two thirds of U.S. states more than 25% of adults are obese.


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