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New Study Ranks Obesity Rates By State

Where you live might play into how much you weigh.  …At least statistically speaking.

From 2006 through 2008, more than 30 states saw increased rates of obesity. During the following two years, the number of states experiencing increases in obesity rates was in the 20s. This year’s report showed 16 states with increasing rates of obesity.

This trend may be due to local, state, and federal efforts aimed at making communities more walkable as well as increasing the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables.

No states were immune to the plague.

Adult obesity rates increased in 16 states during the past year, and none of the 50 states showed any decline in their rates of obesity, a study shows.

Obesity rates have doubled in seven states since 1995 and increased by 90% in 10 other states; 22 states saw obesity rates increase by as much as 80%, the report shows.

The state with the lowest obesity rate today, Colorado, would actually have had the highest rate in 1995, according to the study.

So what region or states fared the worst in the study?

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

 

Obesity Rates Are Increasing in 16 States.

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