MDH: Minnesota’s Obesity Rates Plummet In 2015; Remains Lowest In Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Department of Health says the state has seen a significant drop in its obesity rate and continues to have the lowest rate in the Midwest.

The MDH says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that obesity rate in the state dropped from 27.6 percent in 2014 to 26.1 percent in 2017.

Neighboring states’ rates range between 30.7 and 32.1 percent.

“Minnesota’s obesity rate is markedly lower than our surrounding states and we were still able to achieve a greater decrease in 2015 than our neighboring states,” said Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger. “Achieving healthy weight for all Minnesotans is one of the key objectives for our Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and its community and private sector partners. By working together we’ve been able to increase opportunities for healthy eating and physical activity for all Minnesotans in every corner of the state.”

The MDH says obesity rates have a significant impact on health care costs for related chronic diseases, which include diabetes.


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  1. Dan Mack says:

    Here in the DFL Socialist Village we are proud to have taken enough food off Minnesotan’s tables with the highest taxes in the nation to cause considerable weight loss. To increase the cost of food on the grocery shelves we mandate the burning of food as fuel additives in every car and as biodiesel in every truck. The money siphoned off taxpayers has a multiplier effect every time it changes hands from our party members who we redistribute it to, improving our economy and creating jobs collecting and spending the taxes.

  2. In June of 2015, it was discovered that I had type 2 diabetes. By the end of the month, I was given a prescription for Metformin. I stated the ADA diet and followed it completely for several weeks but was unable to get my blood sugar below 140. With no results to how for my hard work, I panicked and called my doctor. His response? Deal with it. I began to feel that something wasn’t right and do my own research. Then I found Lisa’s blog (google ” HOW I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) . I read it from cover to cover and I started the diet and by the next morning, my blood sugar was 100. Since then, I have a fasting reading between the mid 70s and 80s. My doctor was so surprised at the results that, the next week, he took me off the Metformin. I lost 30 pounds in the first month and lost more than 6 inches off my waist and I’m able to work out twice a day while still having lots of energy. The truth i.e can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods

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