Report: Coloradans Have Lower Obesity Rate Compared To National Average

According to a new report, Colorado is one of the states with the lowest percentages of obesity, but the rate is still growing in this state and across the country. A study released by the Trust for Americans Health gave the government a failing grade when it comes to legislation related to obesity.

The report called "F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies are Failing in America", shows that over 25% of adults in 10 states are obese. Seven of those states are in the South and the number of obese people nationwide has ballooned. Approximately 119 million Americans, or about 65% percent of adult Americans are either overweight or obese.

The Director for Trust for Americans Health says the government is partially to blame for the problem. Shelley Hearne says policies, such as improving school nutrition programs and physical education, are needed to deflate the alarming number of growing Americans.

According to the report, Oregon was the only state where the rate of obesity did not increase.

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