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Volume 38, No. 2

Obesity Rates Fall in Four States

There's some good news about obesity in the U.S. for a change. Rates of obesity fell in four states last year: Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio, according to a report released Thursday.

Colorado is the slimmest state, with just 20 percent of the population in the obese category, while Louisiana weighs in as the heaviest state with 36 percent of the population being obese.

The report, from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, also found some evidence the obesity epidemic may be starting to slow.

"The 13th annual report found that rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in four states, are at or above 30 percent in 25 states and are above 20 percent in all states. In 1991, no state had a rate above 20 percent," the groups said in a statement. Read the full article.


Originally published by NBC News on September 2, 2016. By Maggie Fox.

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