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28 States Report Obesity Increase
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Adult obesity rates increased in 28 states in the past year, while declining only in Washington, DC, according to “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010,” a new report from the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Overall, more than two thirds of states (38) had adult obesity rates above 25%.

The report looked at obesity by examining racial, ethnic, regional, and income disparities. Adult obesity rates for blacks and Latinos, for instance, were found to be higher than for whites in at least 40 states and Washington, DC.