New Report Finds Adult Obesity Rates Fall in Four States, Rise in Two

Obesity rates in Minnesota, Montana, New York and Ohio fell — the first time that any state has seen a decrease in the past decade, according to a report released Thursday, NBC News reported.

For the majority of U.S. states, obesity rates for American adults remained stable between 2014 and 2015, according to the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation annual report.

Meanwhile Kansas and Kentucky saw increases in their rates of obesity.

"Obesity remains one of the most significant epidemics our country has faced, contributing to millions of preventable illnesses and billions of dollars in avoidable health care costs," said Richard Hamburg, interim president of the Trust for America's Health.

People are considered overweight when their BMI hits 25, and they are obese when it gets to 30.

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