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TIME: "Why are Southerners so fat?"

TIME Magazine cuts to the chase...





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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