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Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows

Posted on Jul 11, 2010 in Health & Wellness

More than two-thirds of states now have rates above 25 percent By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay News) — Americans are continuing to get fat, with obesity rates nudging upwards in 28 states over the past year, a new report shows. “More than two-thirds of states now have adult obesity rates above 25 percent,” Jeff Levi, executive director of the Trust for America’s Health, said during a Tuesday news conference. “Back in 1991, not that long ago, not a single state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. There’s been a dramatic change in a...

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