Except for Colorado and Mass., obesity among adults and baby boomers rising

In the nation’s annual obesity rankings, 23 states reported higher adult obesity rates over the past year with concerns about Medicare’s higher costs to treat fat baby boomers. Colorado had the lowest rate of obese adults followed by Massachusetts and Connecticut. Caroline Apovian,MD, Director of Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, can discuss the issues and what to do about them.

Contact Caroline Apovian, 617-414-1816, apovian@bu.edu

One Comment

Jen Brooks posted on August 7, 2009 at 3:13 pm

I’m a baby boomer and live in Tennessee, but I’m not obese although so many people in this area are. I attribute exercise and getting balance nutrition as my saving grace. I don’t eat fast food and I get a balance of omega 3’s in my diet. My advice to people is eat as close to nature as you can. Get away from all the processed foods and your health will take a decided turn for the better.


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