Quarter Of Nebraska Adults Are Severly Overweight

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A federal report finds more than 28 percent of adults in Nebraska are severely overweight. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was released Monday. Catherine Lillehoj of the Iowa Department of Public Health says there have been dramatic increases in obesity across the nation, mainly because of poor diets and lack of exercise. Obesity is often accompanied by health problems, including diabetes and heart disease. Colorado had the lowest figure at about 21 percent.