New Study: More than Half in 39 States will be Obese by 2030

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
A new study predicts that more than half the people in 39 states will be obese by 2030.

Credit: CBS

A new study predicts that more than half the people in 39 states will be obese by 2030.

Mississippi is expected to still be fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades. The report predicts two-thirds of that state's adults will be obese by 2030. That would be an astounding jump from Mississippi's current obesity rate of 35 percent.

The new projections were released Tuesday by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The two organizations regularly report on obesity to raise awareness,

They used government figures for their predictions. But their dismal forecast goes beyond the 42 percent national obesity level that federal health officials project by 2030.

Today, about 36 percent of Americans are obese.


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