At least one in five people in each of the 50 U.S. states is obese, according to new research released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC has released the Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps which show at least 20 percent of the population in every state is obese and 35 percent of the population in at least four states is obese.

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RN case managers working directly with complex chronically ill patients recognize obesity as a significant risk factor impacting health outcomes of patients with chronic conditions.