Mass. Has the Third-Lowest Obesity Rate in the Country

Minnesota's obesity rate is on the increase

Minnesota's obesity rate is on the increase

The number of people with obesity in IN has increased according to the annual State of Obesity report.

A new report based on federal health data indicates the percentage of adults in the state considered obese rose from 28.4-percent in 2017 to 30.1-percent previous year. Isolated programs and calls for life-design and style changes aren't more than enough. Now, Mississippi and West Virginia are tied for the worst rate with close to 40%.

Health consequences linked to obesity include increased risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and many types of cancers, the report said.

Indiana's rate has inched up from 31 percent in 2013 to just over 34 percent this year. "Alternatively, our report highlights the essential adjustments that are necessary in the social and financial disorders that make it tough for people to consume nutritious foodstuff and get ample exercise".

The pace of obesity appears to be accelerating.

Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America's Health release the State of Obesity report, a snapshot of health across the United States.

The report showed considerable variation from state to state.

Nationwide, obesity has increased by 70% over the last 30 years for adults and by 85% for children. Farberman says lower income and minority Hoosiers have a greater risk of obesity.

Among adults, the latest data show that as of 2015-2016, about 47% of Hispanic and black Americans were obese, compared with about 38% of whites and almost 13% of Asians. Childhood obesity was highest amongst Latino children at 25.8%, while 22% of Black children, 14% of White children, and 11% of Asian children were obese. A few include expanding programs like the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, taxing sugary drinks and offering free preventive services.

Make it more hard to market junk food to children by ending federal tax loopholes and business costs deductions related to the advertising of such foods to young audiences.