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Illinois adults getting fatter

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Illinois’ adult population keeps growing fatter, with the state's obesity rate rising to 26.6 percent in 2009, nearly a full percentage point higher than the previous year.

That figure places the state 26th in the nation for adult obesity, up from 27th, according to the latest annual report on obesity from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, released Tuesday.

Illinois’ men, meanwhile, tip the scales over its women, with 27.8 percent of men in the state qualifying as obese vs. 25.5 percent of women.

via Illinois adults getting fatter – chicagotribune.com.