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Obesity Around the Nation

September 8, 2014
by ANAHAD O'CONNOR
New York Times

In 2013, adult obesity rates rose in six states – Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming – which was a drastic shift from 2005, when the rate increased in every state.

The new report was based on federal government statistics and released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health. It found that at least one out of five people in every state is now obese. But for the first time, only two states, Mississippi and West Virginia, reported that their rates exceeded 35 percent.

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