The Most-Obese States in 2030

September 10, 2014
by Jeffrey Kopman
The Weather Channel

Statistical projections that extrapolate the current pace of obesity found that rates could grow as much as twofold in many states across the country, including the fattest state in the year 2030.

“Obesity in America is at a critical juncture. Obesity rates are unacceptably high, and the disparities in rates are profoundly troubling,” said Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., executive director of Trust for America’s Health, in a press release.  “We need to intensify prevention efforts starting in early childhood, and do a better job of implementing effective policies and programs in all communities — so every American has the greatest opportunity to have a healthy weight and live a healthy life.”

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