Obesity rates continue to rise in the U.S.
The number of adults who are overweight or obese increased in over half the states according to a new report released in June.
The relatively good news is that the rate of childhood obesity is stable, but it is still too high.
Here’s a rundown of the stats:
Number of states with increased adult obesity –28
Number of states with adult obesity rates above 25% – 38
Number of states with adult obesity rates above 20% in 1991 – 0
Number of states with adult obesity rates above 20% in 2010 – 49
Number of top ten obese states also in top ten for poverty – 7
Cancer cases caused by overweight/obesity in the U.S. every year – 100,000
You can see find information on many health issues in your state at the “Trust for America’s Health” website. This group, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation compiled and released the report.
You can find information on reducing your risk for cancer through a healthy weight here.
Where does your state rank in this report?