State Finds Obesity Disparity Growing

Money appears to be a strong separator between the lean and the obese in Minnesota, which has one of the nation’s widest economic gaps when it comes to excess weight gain.

Minnesota ranked 42nd among states for its disparity, because the obesity rate of 28 percent for all adults in the state in 2016 bloated to 38 percent among those in the lowest income bracket, according to a state report card released Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund, a Washington, D.C., health policy research foundation.

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