Colorado's Obesity Rate Doubles, But Still Lowest In Country

Colorado's obesity rate has doubled since 1995, but Colorado has the lowest rate of obese adults in the country, according to a new report.

"F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011," was created by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

It found that in 1995, 10.7 percent of people in Colorado were obese. That number has jumped to 19.8 percent in 2011.

Twenty years ago, Colorado's current ranking of 19.8 percent would have ranked it as the highest percentage of obese adults in any state.

"There was a clear tipping point in our national weight gain over the last 20 years, and we can't afford to ignore the impact obesity has on our health and corresponding health care spending," said Jeff Levi, Ph.D.

Read Colorado's report at HealthyAmericans.org.

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