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State sees first decline in adolescent obesity in 10 years

by MBJ Staff Published: December 4,2012

Tags: adolescence, adolescent, children, eating, exercise, fat, food, health, health care, nutrition, obesity, public health

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s obesity rate in high school students (grades 9-12) has dropped by 12.7 percent, knocking the state’s teens out of the number one spot down to number five in obesity nationwide. Mississippi’s 2011 Youth Risk Behavioral Survey found the rate of obesity among Mississippi high school students to be 16.5 percent, down […] [...]

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