Report: R.I. 29th among U.S. obesity rates, 30% of adults obese

This story has been updated with comment from the R.I. Department of Health.

RHODE ISLAND's obesity rate, 30 percent, is the 29th highest in the U.S., according to State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report. / COURTESY TRUST FOR AMERICA'S HEALTH
RHODE ISLAND's obesity rate, 30 percent, is the 29th highest in the U.S., according to State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report. / COURTESY TRUST FOR AMERICA'S HEALTH
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island stands among six states where adult obesity rates increased significantly between 2016 and 2017, with 30 percent of adults in the Ocean State considered obese, ranking it 29th highest in the United States, according to the 15th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report. The rate is 4 percentage…

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