Americans Getting Fatter: Obesity Rates Over 35 Percent In 7 States

Colorado Is the Least Obese U.S. State Study Finds

The report states MS tops at 37%. Moreover, no instruct had a critical improvement in its obesity rate over the earlier 365 days, based mostly on the scream from Belief for The united states's Effectively being and the Robert Wooden Johnson Foundation, both nonprofit effectively being policy organizations.

West Virginia posted the highest obesity rate at 38.1 percent, while Colorado posted the lowest obesity rate at 22.6 percent.

Over the past five years (2012 - 2017), 31 states had statistically significant increases in their obesity rate and no state had a statistically significant decrease in its obesity rate.

MS is one of 7 states where adult obesity rates exceed 35% of the population. An estimated $149 billion is spent annually in directly related health spending.

Adult obesity rates are between 30 and 35 percent in 22 states and 19 states have adult obesity rates between 25 and 30 percent.

John Wiesman, secretary of health at the Washington State Department of Health, said obesity is a challenge in almost every state. They represent a troubling trend, given that in 2012 no state had an obesity rate of 35 percent or more. West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Arkansas already had obesity rates of more than 35 percent in the previous year, and joining the list this year are Oklahoma and Iowa.

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"America's obesity epidemic continues to have serious health and cost consequences for individuals, their families and our nation", said John Auerbach, president and CEO of Trust for America's Health.

"Conditions in people's lives have been changing over the last few decades, making it more hard to have healthier foods and physical activity as a natural part of their lives", he states. These are in total lower earnings and rural areas, together with many communities of shade, the scream effectively-known.

"The staunch data is that there is increasing evidence that decided prevention programs can reverse these traits".

The findings are based mostly on 2017 records from the U.S. Centers for Disease Aid an eye fixed on and Prevention.

Some suggestions includes nutrition support programs for low-income households, states ensuring that children receive 60 minutes of physical activity per day, and hospitals no longer selling or serving sugar-sweetened beverages.

Actively support the recommendations of Step It Up! Medicare should promote and cover obesity counseling. Health plans, medical schools, continuing medical education, and public health departments should raise awareness about the needs and availability of these services.

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