New England obesity rates among lowest

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New England residents are faring well in the battle of the bulge.


A survey released today by a national health advocacy group shows that Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont have among the lowest adult obesity rates in the country.


The report was issued by Trust for America‘s Health.


It measured obesity rates for adults in all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. It also looked at overweight rates of children ages 10 to 17.


Vermont has adult obesity rates of 19.5%, ranking it the 47th heaviest in the nation.


The state ranks 46th in the nation for adult diabetes levels, at 5.7%, and 46th for rates of hypertension, at 22.8%.

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