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Report: More Than One-Quarter of Adult New Yorkers Are Obese

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More than one-quarter of adult New Yorkers are obese, but a new report also shows that a majority of other states are worse off.

Two public health groups found that New York's obesity rate went up almost two percentage points between 2012 and 2013, putting the state in 42nd place.

The report says the rate among children is falling slightly.

West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest obesity rates at a little more than 35 percent, and Colorado has the lowest rate at around 21 percent.

The study's authors say overall, obesity rates are stabilizing but are still too high.

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