Thursday, Jul. 09, 2009
Why Are Southerners So Fat?
By Claire Suddath
People from Mississippi are fat. With an adult obesity rate of 33%, Mississippi has gobbled its way to the "chubbiest state" crown for the fifth year in a row, according to a new joint report by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Alabama, West Virginia and Tennessee aren't far behind, with obesity rates over 30%.
In fact, eight of the 10 fattest states are in the South.
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