Obese America Report: 1 in 3 US adults are beyond overweight
September 1, 2017
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — While a third of American adults and one in six children are obese, a report Thursday suggests the rate of increase could be stabilizing in some states.
Citing statistics collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said West Virginia had the highest obesity rate at 37.7 percent. Mississippi was second at 37.3 percent and Alabama and Arkansas were tied for third at 35.7 percent.
The report says the adult obesity rate increased between 2015 and 2016 in Colorado,...