More women and teenagers are considered unhealthily overweight according to the latest federal figures.

FOX's Chris Foster reports:

Four in 10 women in the United States are now considered obese by federal government standards. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an increase in the American womens' obesity rate, more than 40 percent now, up three percent from a decade ago.

That rate in men is up from 34 to 35 percent. And 21 percent of teenagers are now obese, according to the CDC, up four percent in a decade.

Overall obesity is most common in black Americans, and least common in Asians. The latest numbers are based on surveys done two and three years ago.

Chris Foster, FOX News.