Getting Fatter: More Than 1-in-4 Minnesota Adults Are Obese

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(Mankato, MN) – It’s time to hit the gym and grab a salad Minnesota.

Just released figures show the state’s adult obesity rate rose .7% between 2016 and 2017 to reach a record high of 28.4%. “The latest information from the CDC emphasizes that we have more work to do,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm.

Still, health officials note that Minnesota’s obesity rate is lower than the national average and that Minnesota is now the only Midwest state with an obesity rate below 30%.

Following nationalal trends, Minnesota’s obesity rate has been trending upward since 1995.

The adult obesity rate for the U.S. as a whole in 2017 reached 30.1%.

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