Indiana Has One of the Highest Rates Of Adult Obesity

A new report says Indiana has the 12th highest adult obesity rate in the nation.

John Auerbach [[ hour-bach ]], CEO of the Trust for America’s Health, says many chronic illnesses are associated with obesity.

The State of Obesity report says adult obesity has risen from 13-percent in 1990 to over 33-percent this year.

Indiana also has the ninth highest obesity rate for ages ten-to-17.

The study says over eleven-percent of Hoosiers suffer from diabetes and 35-percent have hypertension.

The report projects over 240-thousand cases of obesity-related cancers in Indiana by 2030.