Navigation Links
Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows
Date:6/30/2010

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are continuing to get fat, with obesity rates nudging upwards in 28 states over the past year, a new report shows.

"More than two-thirds of states now have adult obesity rates above 25 percent," Jeff Levi, executive director of the Trust for America's Health, said during a Tuesday news conference. "Back in 1991, not that long ago, not a single state had an obesity rate above 20 percent. There's been a dramatic change in a relatively short period."

"Obesity is one of the biggest public health crises in the country," Levi added. "Rising rates of obesity over past decades is one of the major factors behind skyrocketing health care costs in the U.S., one-quarter of which are related to obesity."

Mississippi weighed in for the sixth year in a row as the fattest state, with 33.8 percent of its adults obese, while Alabama and Tennessee tied for second (31.6 percent). The other top 10, also concentrated in the south, were West Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arkansas, South Carolina and Michigan tying with North Carolina for 10th place (29.4 percent).

Michigan was the only state in the top 11 not in the South, an anomaly perhaps explained by the state's economy.

"Michigan certainly has been very hard hit, not just in the recent recession, but in the last decade or so," Levi explained.

And, as the report also shows, income is a major driver of the obesity epidemic. More than 35 percent of adults bringing in less than $15,000 a year were obese, vs. only 24.5 percent in the over-$50,000 income bracket.

The healthiest states in terms of weight were congregated in the Northeast and West. Colorado (19.1 percent) came in first, followed by Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Rhode Island, Utah, Montana and New Jersey. The District of Columbia was the only region to experience
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. School-Based Efforts May Help Curb Obesity in High-Risk Kids
2. Intervention lowered obesity rate in youth at high diabetes risk, HEALTHY study finds
3. Obesity Doesnt Always Guarantee Heart Disease
4. Obesity Not Always a Sentence for Heart Disease
5. Clear Channel's “Penn Project” Features Dr. Barry Sears, Zone Diet Creator, About Obesity in America
6. Obesity Can Take Toll on Sex Life
7. Childhood obesity linked to neighborhood social and economic status
8. KCAA Radio Features Dr. Barry Sears, Creator of Zone Diet, on U.S. Obesity Crisis
9. Understanding the relationship between bacteria and obesity
10. Childhood Obesity Institute Symposium at Children's National Medical Center Zeroes in on the Importance of Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Curb Childhood Obesity
11. UIC to host Institute of Medicine Meeting on diabetes and obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Obesity Rates Jump in 28 States, Report Shows
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on ... from the FDA on Sit and Slim II . ... to purchase or use Sit and Slim II because it ... is promoted as weight loss product on various websites and ... market in 2010 for safety reasons, can significantly increase blood ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Rockynol Retirement ... Center on Oct. 14. The $11 million project will ... and a cooked-to-order kitchen with full-service restaurant style dining. ... choice for first class Assisted Living apartments,” said Kara ... deserve the highest quality of care and this investment ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Based ... are the only imaging assays capable of determining ... single test.  With these three dimensions of high-resolution ... to detect the widest range of disease-causing genetic ... missed by other genomic tools, including today’s advanced ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Final Cut Pro X Plugin developers from Pixel ... for FCPX filmmakers . , “Fun, cool, and simple ... theme” Says Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “It ... Citrus comes with all the tools needed for a ... for added style, a title screen for an introduction, two ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 It’s hard to imagine what it’s ... vulnerable children around the world, it’s a reality. And while ... children are forced to walk barefoot on rocky terrain or ... play with their friends. , Buckner International's Shoes ... Radio in October to encourage support for Air1 and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDA Advises Not to Use Sit and Slim II: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2Health News:KromaTiD Launches Genome Screening and Discovery Services 2Health News:KromaTiD Launches Genome Screening and Discovery Services 3Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Citrus theme for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 3
... Paragon Medsystems unveiled their new corporate identity at ... Effective immediately, the company name will be California MedTech.The ... providing turnkey development and manufacturing services to the medical ... focus on the medtech sector, as well as our ...
... Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly aggressive form of ... cancers worldwide. Devanand Sarkar and colleagues, at Virginia Commonwealth ... gene that is expressed at high levels in human ... HCC progression. They therefore suggest that targeting this gene ...
... the two might be genetic, researchers say , , MONDAY, Feb. ... melanoma are twice as likely to develop Parkinson,s disease, a ... are not clear, other studies have shown that people with ... "For people with a family member with melanoma, they may ...
... patients who undergo surgery at teaching-intensive hospitals have ... these better survival rates apparently occur in white ... in surgical outcomes for patients in teaching-intensive hospitals ... from other studies," said study leader Jeffrey H. ...
... improved expertise after surgery, but reasons unclear, study finds ... are less likely to die of post-surgery complications at ... doesn,t apply to black patients, a U.S. study. finds. ... at The Children,s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University ...
... technological breakthroughsCLEVELAND, Feb. 16 NorTech, in partnership ... to announce the winners of its annual Innovation ... Northeast Ohio innovators who are impacting the lives ... world. This year, a distinguished panel of judges ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Paragon Medsystems Becomes California MedTech 2Health News:Family History of Melanoma Doubles Parkinson's Risk 2Health News:White Patients Benefit More Than Blacks in Surviving Surgical Complications at Teaching Hospitals 2Health News:White Patients Benefit More Than Blacks in Surviving Surgical Complications at Teaching Hospitals 3Health News:Teaching Hospitals' Post-Op Gains Not Extended to Blacks 2Health News:NorTech, Crain's Cleveland Business Honor 2009 Innovation Award Winners 2Health News:NorTech, Crain's Cleveland Business Honor 2009 Innovation Award Winners 3Health News:NorTech, Crain's Cleveland Business Honor 2009 Innovation Award Winners 4Health News:NorTech, Crain's Cleveland Business Honor 2009 Innovation Award Winners 5
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Norgine B.V. today announced ... volume bowel preparation, NER1006, presented at the 79 th ... Gastroenterology (ACG), Philadelphia, PA , has ... and co-primary endpoint of cleansing success. The study demonstrated ... ® in screening colonoscopy patients. [1] ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC ), the ... to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, announced ... Inc., a leading full-service provider of dental consumables, implants ... into Japan , the world,s 2 ... the number of countries in which the Company operates. ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014  Training market researchers ... critical success factor in today,s highly competitive global ... research organizations that effectively and efficiently produce high ... service area. Effective training programs ... earn recognition from internal clients by developing analysts ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Positive Results from Phase II Data Show NER1006 Achieves High Quality Bowel Cleansing Efficacy 2Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 2Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 3Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 4Henry Schein Enters Japan With Investment in Iwase Dental Supply 5Effective Training Programs for Market Research Groups can Boost Overall Organizational Success 2
... , MALVERN, ... a privately held biopharmaceutical company, and Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... trial for CINQUIL(TM) (reslizumab) as a treatment for pediatric eosinophilic ... in the co-primary endpoints of changes in esophageal eosinophil levels ...
... , WAPPINGERS ... Medical, in alliance with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), ... with Laerdal,s SimNewB (TM) neonatal patient simulator. SimNewB is designed ... to facilitate training for treatment of other critical medical conditions ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ception Therapeutics and Cephalon Provide Initial Results of a Phase IIb/III Study of CINQUIL in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis 2Ception Therapeutics and Cephalon Provide Initial Results of a Phase IIb/III Study of CINQUIL in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis 3Ception Therapeutics and Cephalon Provide Initial Results of a Phase IIb/III Study of CINQUIL in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis 4Ception Therapeutics and Cephalon Provide Initial Results of a Phase IIb/III Study of CINQUIL in Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis 5Neonatal Scenarios Developed in Partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Utilize the NRP Curriculum to Advance Newborn Care 2Neonatal Scenarios Developed in Partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Utilize the NRP Curriculum to Advance Newborn Care 3
... The compact Allegra X-22 Series is up to 10 ... a library of 11 rotors, the Allegra X-22 Series ... Features: Only 18 inches / 46 cm ... 22,065 x g 3 different ways to Spin ...
... Optimal for Subcellular Fractionation, ... x g (30,000 rpm) with ... from 0.25 up to 85 ... 2° C to 40° C ...
... to accommodate over 55 centrifuge tubes, bottles, ... labile samples. Incorporating the latest technology, these ... quick cooling from 22 C to 4 ... brushless motor, low pitch 62 dBA quiet ...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: