Obesity rates reach historic highs in U.S. states


Reuters: Adult obesity rates increased in six U.S. states and decreased in none last year.

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Reuters: Adult obesity rates increased in six U.S. states and decreased in none last year.

The 2013 adult obesity rate exceeds 20 percent in every state, while 42 have rates above 25 percent. For the first time two states, Mississippi and West Virginia, rose above 35 percent. The year before, 13 states were above 30 percent and 41 had rates of at least 25 percent.

Adult obesity rates increased last year in Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee and Wyoming.

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