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SCW NEWSWATCH: "Rising obesity levels put Americans at risk during pandemic: CDC" - UPI 9.19.20

"Adult obesity in the United States continues to rise, and ... increases the risk of severe illness ... with COVID-19, the [CDC] warns. ... [A]dult obesity ... in 12 states [is] at or above 35%: Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. ... Obesity ... [is] 35% or higher among Black people in 34 states and the District of Columbia[,] among Hispanics in 15 states, and among white adults in six states. ... [O]besity worsens COVID-19 outcomes, increasing the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death, ... disproportionately affect[ing] some minority groups who are also at increased risk for COVID-19. ..."

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