Wave header image graphic banner
Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.1 W201AO Greenville 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
US

Obesity Rates Climb In 16 States, Increase Faster Among Racial Minorities

A report based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows 16 states now report obesity rates of 35% or higher.

That increased by four states in just a year — and those rates are rising faster among racial minorities.

NPR science correspondent Yuki Noguchi reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

US