Obesity numbers still not great, especially for women

Obesity numbers still not great, especially for women

Friday, November 13, 2015

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overall, the data show that obesity rates are leveling off for most American adults. The youngest Americans are actually doing better. However, middle-aged women and especially minority women have seen increases in obesity rates. "The biggest problem is that the obesity rates among low-income Americans and minorities are not improving," says expert Barry Popkin of the University of North Carolina.

Listen to the NPR story here and take a look at the Gulf Coast Community Indicators for more information on obesity and the health of our region.