Study: Obesity Rates to Rise Dramatically [AUDIO]
UNDATED - Nearly 55 percent of Minnesota's adults could be obese by 2030. That's according national report released today (Tuesday) by the organization Trust for America's Health. Right now nearly 26 percent of Minnesotans are considered obese.
Jodi Gertken is from the local organization called BLEND: Better Living Exercise & Nutrition Daily. She says staying slim starts with the basics.
Gertken says more government funding is needed to fight obesity, but it also starts in the home.
The number of obesity related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, chronic heart disease, hypertension, and arthritis are also expected to rise dramatically. The report says the cost to treat those illnesses could climb by 15.7 percent.