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F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2008

This fifth annual report released by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH), reports that the rates of obesity in the United States have grown in 37 states. TFAH conducted a state-by-state analysis of adult obesity rates and reviewed some of the federal and state programs designed to combat the epidemic.

More than 25 percent of adults are obese in 28 states, while more than 20 percent of adults are obese in every state except Colorado. Moreover, not one state showed a decrease in numbers of obese people.