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Texas continues to suffer from obesity in both adults and children, with both groups being among the worst in the nation. This resulted in a new national study.
One in three adults in Texas and almost every one According to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study entitled "The State of Adesity," which analyzed data collected at both national and state level, five children were born in the state last year considered obese.
The adults in Texas had the 14th highest rate of obesity in the US, but the children of the state aged 10 to 17 years were ranked seventh in obesity. Among the students, the obesity rate was the fifth highest in the nation in 2017.
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There was some good news regarding the obesity rate at 2-4 To 4-year-olds participating in WIC, the nutrition program for low-income pregnant women, new mothers and their children has dropped to the age of five. The infant obesity rate in Texas declined from 16.9 percent to 14.9 percent between 2010 and 2014, the year the information was available.
Obesity in adults in Texas is highest for children between 45 and 64 years and for African Americans and Americans Hispanics had significantly higher rates than whites, the study showed. Men had slightly higher rates than women.
The racial inequality was nationwide, as black adolescents with 22.5 percent were almost twice as likely as white adolescents with 12.5 percent.
Among adults, West Virginia had the highest obesity rate of 38.1 percent and Colorado had the lowest rate of 22.6 percent. According to recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in seven states and more than 30 percent in 29 states.
The problem has been linked to a variety of health issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure and some cancers. 19659020] RELATED: How obesity is affecting our lives in Texas
In Texas, the current percentage of adults with diabetes is 11.9 percent, making it the 10th worst in the country. About one in three adults in Texas suffered from hypertension last year, putting it in the middle range of other states.
If current trends continue, the number of adults with obesity-related heart disease in Texas will increase fivefold by 2030, and the number of obesity-related cancers will more than double.