• Last year, roughly 2.4 million more adults were obese than in 2007.
  • In every state, more than 15 percent of adults are obese, and in nine states, more than 30 percent of adults are obese.
  • In 2008 dollars, obesity-related medical costs totaled nearly $150 billion.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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