Obesity rate on the rise in the U.S.

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The obesity rate in the country continues to rise as more states cross a critical threshold.

Madison West with the “Trust for America’s Health” says they are seeing those numbers rise in all categories.

West says South Dakota’s rate is also high and rising.

West says the thirty five percent mark is significant.

The report shows overall, forty two percent of Americans are considered obese, and the rate is higher in rural areas than in cities.