Adults and kids in Kentucky are tipping the scales

By: Jordan Vilines Email
By: Jordan Vilines Email

Credit: CBS

It's an epidemic that's plaguing the country, and most certainly, the state of Kentucky.

A new government survey shows more than 30% of adults in Kentucky are considered obese, meaning their weight is 10% higher than their normal body weight.

Research shows that nearly one in every three children also qualify as obese or overweight.

Health professionals say reasons for this trend include the sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits of many Kentuckians.

Healthcare costs are more expensive for obese people, which has professionals urging Kentuckians to get in control of their weight.

Adult obesity rates have doubled since 1980, while childhood obesity rates have more than tripled.

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