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State’s obesity rates expected to spike by 2030
San Francisco Chronicle

The percentage of obese Connecticut adults is projected to grow to nearly 20 percent in the next 18 years — yet we’ll still have one of the lowest obesity rates in the country. That’s according to the annual “F as in Fat” report released Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health. For the first time, the report forecasts the adult obesity rate in each state and the likely resulting rise in obesity-related disease rates and health care costs.