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Obesity Rates Climb In 16 States, Increase Faster Among Racial Minorities

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A report based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows 16 states now report obesity rates of 35% or higher.

That increased by four states in just a year — and those rates are rising faster among racial minorities.

NPR science correspondent Yuki Noguchi reports.

This segment aired on September 22, 2021.

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