Navigation Links
Report: 39 States on Pace for Obesity Rates Above 50%
Date:9/19/2012

By Amanda Gardner
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- If current trends continue, more than half the adults in 39 states could be obese by 2030, not just overweight, a new report says.

And 13 states could have adult obesity rates above 60 percent, while all 50 states would have rates above 44 percent, according to the report, released Tuesday by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

The toll on the United States in terms of both obesity-related diseases and health-care costs will be staggering, according to a new report.

"Twenty years ago, no state had an obesity rate above 15 percent," said TFAH executive director Jeff Levi at a Tuesday morning news conference. "Obesity is one of the most challenging health crises this country has ever faced."

Today, two-thirds of adults and nearly one-third of children and teens are overweight and obese, putting them at an increased risk for serious diseases, and 12 states have adult obesity rates above 30 percent.

In 20 years, as is the case today, Mississippi would have the highest obesity rate, although it would soar from nearly 35 percent now to 67 percent in 2030, according to the report, titled "F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012."

Colorado would remain the leanest state, but about 45 percent of its adults would be obese in 28 years, up from nearly 21 percent today.

Although states in the South and Midwest bear a disproportionate share of the burden, obesity "is truly a nationwide crisis," Levi said.

More obese adults means more people at high risk for serious health conditions.

The report projects another 6 million cases of type 2 diabetes by 2030, 5 million cases of coronary heart disease and stroke, and more than 400,000 cases of obesity-related cancer.

This is over and above an already sobering burden of 25 million Americans with
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Report: Cancer now leading cause of death in US hispanics
2. New report: The ACAS PCIP serving as a bridge; High-risk pools not a long-term solution
3. Report: Strategies to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus in soldiers
4. Shingles Not Linked to Increased Cancer Risk, Study States
5. Record 4.02 billion prescriptions in United States in 2011
6. Study explores medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements across states
7. NSF reports on R&D spending by businesses in the United States
8. Fat Stats: 30% of Adults in 12 States Now Obese
9. Poorest Americans at risk if states opt out of Medicaid expansion
10. Breast Cancer Charity Overstates Value of Mammograms: Researchers
11. New FDA program adds to tools to curb opiod abuse in United States
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2015)... April 18, 2015 Insuranceautoquote.info has released ... online auto insurance quotes . , Clients can ... single website. The online environment provides important advantages for ... , Drivers who do not have coverage for ... during any season, day or hour. Many agencies offer ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 In the ... a couple of changes. , "We had to run ... make needed changes," said Jennifer Ramirez, the PR Director. ... happy to say that we are back on track ... in the process of changing phone systems which has ...
(Date:4/18/2015)... PHOENIX, ARIZONA – In March, Mark Ona, Territory ... destruction professionals across the United States, earned the professional ... display “CSDS” as a professional title with his name. ... of Information Destruction 2015 Annual Conference began - one ... 20 people who took the exam, Ona was amongst ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 ERGO-Pedic Products, ... is introducing two new products to help a broader ... back pain relief are the second most common visitors ... first product, designed specifically to help relieve sitting pain. ... Cushion, and thousands of happy customers later, we began ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... From the day Dr. Todd Phillips founded The ... has empowered young people to create meaningful change in their ... water and the Gospel to all of Liberia by 2020 ... and 27, students, faculty and staff raised $21,000 through the ... and the Good News of Jesus. , During the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Clients Can Review Car Insurance Quotes Online To Find Low Cost Offers! 2Health News:TheBeautyPlace.com Temporary Number Available 2Health News:Seat Cushion Company Credits Customer Driven Design For Two New Products 2Health News:The Last Well and Liberty U’s TEN Initiative raises $21,000 to Bring Fresh Water & The Gospel to 7,000 Liberians 2
... IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 3 Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX ), ... John McDermott, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present ... at the Canaccord Adams 3rd Annual Cardiovascular Conference at the Nikko ... Event: Canaccord Adams 3rd Annual Cardiovascular ...
... the same holds true for humans, researchers say , TUESDAY, Nov. ... sweet life may also be the short life. , New research ... 20 percent of their life span. , It,s unclear what ... impact of diets high in sugar, according to the study authors, ...
... is also a prescription for self-esteem among breast cancer ... Medicine research. Breast cancer survivors who lift weights regularly ... more satisfied with their intimate relationships compared with survivors ... study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research ...
... ... in Jackson, Miss. has started posting surgical videos as part of a new section ... surgery to correct sunken chest syndrome in pediatric patients. As part the new portion ... unique procedure by way of video. , ...
... 3 Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS ), the ... revenues of $507.3 million and operating income of $15.4 million ... of $18.1 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, includes an ... share, in net realized and unrealized gains on investments and ...
... claims and risk management provider Avizent announced today the introduction ... medical experts are involved in workers, compensation claims from day ... the new service is to safely return injured employees to ... workers, comp claims. Avizent is one of only a few ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Endologix to Present at Three Upcoming Conferences 2Health News:Sugar Shortens Life Span in Worms 2Health News:Weight training boosts breast cancer survivors' body image and intimate relationship satisfaction 2Health News:New Video Post Shows Minimally Invasive Procedure To Correct Sunken Chest Syndrome 2Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 2Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 3Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 4Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 5Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 6Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 7Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 8Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 9Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 10Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 11Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 12Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 13Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 14Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 15Health News:Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2009 Results 16Health News:Avizent's New TeamCOMP Approach Helps Ensure Lower Workers' Comp Costs and Faster Claims Resolution 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... , Apr. 17, 2015 Research and Markets ... of the "ADME-Toxicology Testing - Global Strategic Business ... report analyzes the worldwide markets for ADME-Toxicology Testing in ... & In-Vitro), and ADME Testing. The report ... Canada , Japan , ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... N.J. and DETROIT , April ... five children live in poverty, the infant mortality rate is ... at 15 per 1,000 live births. Nearly 6 of 10 ... not receive adequate prenatal care.  These are sobering statistics that ... serving the people of Metro Detroit, is poised to change ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015  Over the next five years, the ... grow, with ArcView predicting that 14 more states will legalize ... The U.S. market for legal cannabis grew 74 percent in ... Analysts project the market could grow more than fourfold to ... soften their stance on marijuana. Cannabiz Mobile Inc. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ADME-Toxicology Testing (In-Vivo, & In-Vitro) Market - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: Pharma Industry Renews Focus on Cost Optimization 2Covenant Community Care to Receive Donated SONIMAGE P3 Handheld Ultrasound from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 2Covenant Community Care to Receive Donated SONIMAGE P3 Handheld Ultrasound from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 3Covenant Community Care to Receive Donated SONIMAGE P3 Handheld Ultrasound from Konica Minolta Medical Imaging 4Cannabiz Mobile Analyst Brief: Next Big Thing by Torus IR Issued by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2
... China, Oct. 11 Merial, the Animal Health ... SNY ), announced today that Merial Animal Health Co. (China) ... plant located in the Nanchang Hi-tech Development Zone, China. ... and the Group,s first production facility in China has been ...
... , EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 11 Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... teleconference with management to provide a general business update on ... a.m. Pacific Time). , Interested parties may access a ... http://www.onyx-pharm.com/view.cfm/32/Event-Calendar , or by dialing 847-413-3362 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Merial invests US $70 million in Nanchang, China 2Merial invests US $70 million in Nanchang, China 3
The Emit 2000 Digoxin Calibrators are intended for use with the Emit 2000 Digoxin Assay....
... Akers, our ultimate goal is to provide ... and immediate treatment. Each year millions of ... die from late detection or undetected disease ... cripple nations., ,By developing, manufacturing and marketing ...
... RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin) 18-mm Circle ... nontreponemal testing procedures for the serological ... Manual of Tests for Syphilis.* The ... the most widely used in the ...
Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) set is a non-treponemal flocculation test that is,used for the qualitative and semi-quantitative determination of reagin,antibodies in serum or plasma from persons with syph...
Medicine Products: