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Obesity Rates Are Actually Down in 4 States

September 1, 2016
by Mandy Oaklander
TIME Magazine

For the majority of states, obesity rates for U.S. adults remained stable from 2014-2015, according to the new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But rates went down in four states during that time period: Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio. This is the first time that any state, besides Washington, D.C. in 2010, has actually seen a decline, the report authors point out. Kansas and Kentucky were the only states that experienced an increase.

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