Obesity Rate Nearly Doubles In Two Decades

11/30/10 12:08PM By Jane Lindholm
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Dr. Bob McLellan is the Section Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He says the rate of obesity has nearly doubled in the last twenty years.

Speaking on Vermont Edition, McLellan told host Jane Lindholm that in 1990 there were no states with an obesity rate of over 15% of its population. By 2009, there were no states that had fewer than 20% of its residents who were obese. And nine states had an obesity rate in excess of 30%.

Click on the Listen link to hear Jane Lindholm's interview with Dr. McLellan.


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Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity Map and statistics of obesity trends by state Dartmouth-Hitchcock Live Well/Work Well
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