National Obesity Rates at 44 percent? We Can Do Better.
Obesity rates could rise to at least 44 percent in every state by 2030, causing cases of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke to soar. Fortunately, the future is not set — if we lower the average body mass index (BMI) by just 5 percent in each state by 2030, millions of Americans will be spared major health problems and billions of dollars will be saved.
But we need to take action NOW. Tell your governor to work toward a healthier future today!