A new report from the Centers for Disease Control suggests we've made some progress in the fight against childhood obesity in the nation's youngest children. Despite the progress with children, the number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, is on course to increase over the next 20 years.
Take a look at the states with the highest projected adult obesity rates for 2030, as reported in F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012, a report released in Sept 2012 by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
Researchers calculated projections using a model published in The Lancet in 2011 and data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is an annual phone survey conducted by the CDC and state health departments. The data were adjusted for self-reporting bias. Adults are considered obese if their BMI is 30 or higher.