CT 42nd among states in adult obesity rates

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CT is doing better than 41 other states in adult obesity rates for last year, according to new CDC numbers. We are tied with Nevada and New York. However even at that level, one in four CT adults (24.5%) is obese, and that rate is up from 18% a decade earlier. A recent IOM report provides comprehensive recommendations to reverse the trend including integrate physical activity every day in every way, market what matters for a healthy life, make healthy foods and beverages available everywhere, activate employers and health care professionals, and strengthen schools as the heart of health.