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California’s obesity rates inch up slightly, but still ranks better than most states
Los Angeles Daily News

California’s obesity rate climbed slightly last year, although its ranking is vastly better compared to most states, according to a report released Monday. The Golden State’s obesity rate was 25 percent in 2014, compared with 24 percent in 2013. It was 19 percent in 2000. But children, especially toddlers, were more likely to be obese in California than any other state, researchers with the nonprofit group Trust for America’s Health found. The report, the State of Obesity, was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.