Nineteen US states now have obesity rates above 35 per cent - considered an alarming threshold by officials - which is double the number in 2018. The figures, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prompted experts to describe the situation as an 'urgent epidemic'. Just one of the US' 54 states and territories - Washington D.C. - has an obesity rate of lower than 25 per cent now, compared to three in 2018. CDC acting principal deputy director Debra Houry said the new data 'illustrates the urgent need for making obesity prevention and treatment accessible to all Americans in every state and every community'.
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