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Three in 10 Minnesota adults are obese


September 13, 2019

Patrick Sison – Associated Press

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Minnesota's adult obesity rate has surpassed 30% for the first time and appears to be closing in on the national rate, a troubling sign for public health officials who have been fighting Minnesota's weight problem for more than a decade.

State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm cited a number of culprits but said that consumption of sugar-sweetened sodas remains a problem, along with the growing concern of sedentary youth stuck on computers and mobile phones.


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