Two-thirds (66 percent) of Alaskan adults are overweight or obese, and many of these adults are dealing with obesity-related health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure, according to the state department of health. Obesity is not just limited to adults and Alaska's youth are becoming part of the rapidly rising obesity rate. The State of Obesity says the rate among high school students is 14 percent, the 14th highest in the country.