An annual report from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks Indiana 10th worst for obesity. It was 15th last year.
The findings indicate policies to reduce the number of fast food places or even open more markets will not likely reduce obesity.
The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana says reducing smoking became their first priority because it is linked to many other health problems.
According to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health, nearly one-third of all Hoosiers are obese.
The research shows about 75 percent of obese white women have friends who encourage them to lose weight, whereas no black women reported having that support.
The research found that a new treatment combining three hormones into a single molecule can help lower blood sugar levels and address excess body weight.
A new research center at Purdue University hopes to decrease obesity rates in impoverished areas.
Indiana is the bottom ten for healthiest states in the U.S.
An America‘s Health Ranking report puts Indiana 41st for overall health, considering a variety of preventable health issues including smoking and obesity.
A study released Tuesday predicts more than half of all Hoosiers will be obese by 2030.