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Obesity rates exceed 35 percent; prevention tips

Obesity rates exceed 35 percent; prevention tips. (ABC 7 Amarillo file-photo)

The CDC reports Adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in 7 states.

Adult obesity remains at a high all across the country with West Virginia having the highest at 38.1 percent

and Colorado being the lowest at 22 percent. Adults with obesity are at risk of many health conditions.

Some of those conditions include heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancer and poor mental health.

But disparities persist across race, ethnicity, and education.

African Americans had the highest prevalence of obesity at 39.0 percent,

followed by Hispanics 32.4 percent and whites at 29.3 percent.

Adults without a high school degree had the highest prevalence of obesity at 35.6 percent.

Tips to Decrease Obesity:

  • Eat five or six servings of fruits and vegetables daily
  • Track calories
  • Get at least 7 hours of sleep
  • Minimize stress
  • Exercise daily
  • Water

Follow the link for more tips.





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