New Report: 60% Of Oregonians Overweight Or Obese

, 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.

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