Data from Trust for America's Health finds adult obesity rates in the U.S. are at 42.4% this year, the first time it’s ever passed 40%.
Overall, the national obesity rate has increased 26% since 2008.
Rates of childhood obesity have also increased to 19.3% for children two to 19.
Mississippi once again has the highest obesity rate in the country at 40.8%.
Colorado has the lowest at 23.08%
Overall the top 10 states have obesity rates over 35% and they look like an AP football poll.
Obesity has serious health consequences including increased risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and many types of cancers. Obesity is estimated to increase healthcare spending by $149 billion annually about 75 billion of which is paid for by Medicare and Medicaid