INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A new report shows that Indiana's obesity rate is continuing to climb along with Hoosiers viewing lines.
A report from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation shows that residents of all three residents are now obese, and that Indiana's obesity rate has risen from 20 percent in 1995 to 34 percent in 2017.
The report says the obesity epidemic pays $ 8.5 billion in the state per year in lost productivity and additional economic output and healthcare costs.
Claire Fiddian-Green is president and CEO of Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. She tells WFYI-TV research that obesity is more than genetics and behavior, and that obesity helps “where we live, work and work. it can influence a healthy weight.