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Overweight Crisis

Aug 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

The most overweight states in the nation are in the South and Midwest.  That’s the findings of a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.   Mississippi is number one for obesity with more than one out of three people being too fat. C olorado is the healthiest with just one in five residents considered obese.  Twelve states are over the 30-percent mark.   North Dakota’s obesity rate is 27-point-eight percent while Minnesota tips the scale at just under 26-percent.  The CDC says obesity related medical bills cost 147 billion dollars a year.

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