Interactive map tracks obesity in the United States

October 18, 2014
by Nathan Seppa
Science News Magazine

There’s no hiding a bulging waistline. And thanks to a new interactive U.S. map, there’s no concealing the state-by-state status of the obesity epidemic. Moving a cursor across the map at the website exposes the track record of each state and lights up line graphs that trace that state’s obesity rates back to 1990. The upward trend is unmistakable. Highlighting that fact is an aim of researchers from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health who wrote the report that serves as the source of the website.

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