Adult obesity rates increased in 37 states, while there were no decreases in any states, according to the annual report released Tuesday by the non-profit Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


 


The obesity rates rose for a second consecutive year in 24 states and for a third consecutive year in 19 states, according to the report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2008.


 


More than 25% of adults are obese in 28 states, up from 19 states last year. And more than 20% of adults are obese in every state except Colorado. In 1991, no state had an obesity rate greater than 20%.


 


Eleven of the 15 states with the highest obesity rates are in the South. Northeastern and Western states have the lowest obesity rates.


 


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