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Obesity

In just over four decades, obesity levels in children and teenagers have risen dramatically worldwide, though that rise has been far from uniform. In a new study published online Tuesday, British researchers and the World Health Organization say those levels have plateaued lately in high-income countries, "albeit at high levels," while the rise in obesity rates has only accelerated in regions such as East Asia and Latin America.

Nearly a third of adult Ohioans are considered obese, according to a survey from the Trust for America's Health.

Ohio is ranked 12th on a list of the nation's most-obese states. 

The Centers for Disease Control again ranks Ohio as one of the nation's most obese states.

A study conducted by Columbus Public Health shows more than 60 percent of adults in Franklin County are considered overweight or obese.