We all imagine California as a state full of health fanatics – the opposite could not be more true, according to a new
report which says that overweight and obesity is costing the state over $22 billion per year. The report was commissioned by
the California Dept of Health Services.
Over 50% of all Californians are classed as either overweight or obese, says the report. California is rapidly climbing up
the league tables of fat states. Officials say the ‘problem’ is getting worse.