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Obesity on the Rise in More Than Half of States, Report Finds

June 29, 2010
by Jane Norman
Congressional Quarterly HealthBeat

 

Public health leaders and first lady Michelle Obama have targeted the obesity health crisis among America's children, but a new study released Tuesday shows that the adults who shop for and prepare those kids' meals are struggling with their weight as well -- particularly in the South.

The "F as in Fat" report by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that adult obesity rates increased last year in 28 states, with the only decline reported in the District of Columbia.