Wis. Obesity Rates Increased

The University of Wisconsin said the state’s obesity level is ten percentage points higher than past estimates. Researchers with the university’s School of Medicine and Public Health put the state’s obesity level at more than 30-percent. The report from the university’s Obesity Prevention Initiative used about 1.8-million patient measurements taken during doctor visits. The study found that more than 40-percent of adults were obese from 2015 to 2016, while almost 15-percent of children were obese. The report found that rural areas had higher rates of obesity than urban areas.