MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Obesity rates across the country are still high despite the billions of dollars being spent on programs aimed at lowering than number, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.
Minnesota is one of only five states that saw an increase in adult obesity rates last year – just shy of 28 percent.READ MORE: Alliance Seeks To Preserve Duluth's Most Endangered Buildings
Despite the rise, Minnesota’s rate is the 15th lowest in the U.S.READ MORE: Sen. Omar Fateh Says Charter Amendment Vote Gives Mpls. Chance For 'New Approach To Public Safety'
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The average American today is 24 pounds heavier than his or her counterpart in 1960.