Obesity rate declines in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - New federal data shows the percentage of Minnesotans who are obese has declined.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the state's obesity rate dropped from 27.6 percent to 26.1 percent from 2014 to 2015.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press says an analysis of the newly-released data shows Minnesota is one of four states in which the obesity rate declined. It's the first time in a decade that any state had a drop in the rate.

Obesity rates increased in Kansas and Kentucky and stayed about the same in all other states.


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