The number of obese adults in Georgia is on course to increase dramatically over the next 20 years, according to a report being released Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Georgia currently has an adult obesity rate of 28 percent, ranking it 25th among all states, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released those rankings earlier this summer, and they are also included in Tuesday's report.
But there is good news – the analysis also shows what will happen if Georgia is able to reduce the average body mass index of its residents by just 5 percent by 2030: a dramatic decrease in obesity-related diseases and healthcare costs.
Patch's question to its readers:
What Can We Do to Reduce Georgia's Rising Obesity Rate?
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