Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30 Percent in Half of States

September 21, 2015
by Steven Reinberg

"The obesity epidemic is one of the nation's most serious health crises," Jeff Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health, said during a Monday morning media briefing.

Levi said that stemming the obesity problem is a complex challenge. On the one hand, obesity involves personal responsibility, he said. On the other hand, the scope of the problem makes it clear that it can't be treated as a problem of personal failing, he added.

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