Colorado's obesity rates are lowest nationwide

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Data: CDC; Chart: Jared Whalen/AxiosColorado recorded the lowest number of adults with obesity in 2020 compared with all other states, according to new CDC...
Data: CDC; Chart: Jared Whalen/Axios

Colorado recorded the lowest number of adults with obesity in 2020 compared with all other states, according to new CDC data.

By the numbers: 24.2% of Colorado adults reported having obesity last year.

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Mississippi ranked highest nationally, at 39.7%.

Why it matters: Obesity is linked to a number of health complications, ranging from heart disease and cancer to increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Numerous studies have found connections between obesity and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

The big picture: Since 1995, Colorado has tallied the…
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