Obesity Rates Holding, But Still High

While obesity rates appear to be leveling off in the United States, experts say that rates are still far too high. The data show adult obesity rates exceeded 30% over the last year in 25 states, and rates topped 35% in five states. Overall, forty-six states had an obesity rate above 25%—a sharp contrast to the rates in 2000 when no state topped 25%. American Heart Association, August 2017