Posted: Thu, May 17 2012 at 8:08 AM, Updated: Thu, May 17 2012 at 8:57 AM
A new report out says Oregonians are getting fatter.
The new report released by the Oregon Health Authority says 60% of adults are either overweight or obese.
Researchers blame poor nutrition and a lack of exercise.
The authority says the rate of oregonians considered overweight has increased from 32% to 36% since 1990 while the rate of people deemed obese has more than doubled from 11% to 24%.
The report also found, obesity-related chronic diseases cost oregonians about $1.6 billion in annual medical expenses.