Detroit Free Press: Michigan is 10th fattest state in nation, report finds
More Michiganders are heavier than ever before, with nearly a third of adults who are obese, according to a study released today.
The Detroit Free Press reports that 3 in 10 Michigan adults — 30.5 percent — are obese, compared with 17.5 percent of adults in 1995, a 77 percent increase.
That’s according to the report F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, an initiative of the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Michigan is the 10th fattest state in the nation, and the only northern state to make the top 10, the Free Press reports.