Report: U.S. is fatter; MS still in lead

July 7, 2011

Education

By Amy McCullough

A report released today shows that America is fatter, and Mississippi still leads the pack with a 34.4 percent obesity rate, Reuters reports.

According to the report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, over the past 15 years, seven states have doubled their rate of obesity and 10 states have doubled their rate of diabetes.

Since 1995, obesity rates have risen fastest in Oklahoma, Alabama and Tennessee, while Colorado, Connecticut and Washington, D.C., had the slowest increases.

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