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Mississippi’s obesity rate among low-income children stable

Mississippi’s obesity rate among young children from low-income families remains stable at 14.5 percent, but officials note the rate is still too high. A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Agriculture notes obesity levels decreased in 31 states and three territories, but increased significantly in four states — Nebraska, North Carolina, ...

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Mississippi adult obesity rate stays second-worst in 2015

New government data shows Mississippi adults are just as obese as ever. The state remained tied for the second fattest in the nation in 2015, with nearly 36 percent of adults reporting they were obese. That rate didn’t change from 2014. An advocacy group, the Trust for America’s Health, released a report Thursday analyzing data collected by a federal government ...

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W.Va., Mississippi top nation in adult obesity

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new report by two public health groups shows West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest adult obesity rates in the nation. The report released Thursday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found adult rates at 35.1 percent in both states. Colorado continued to be the thinnest state at 21.3 percent. ...

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Another report has state tops on obesity ranking

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A new report by two public health groups shows West Virginia and Mississippi have the highest adult obesity rates in the nation. The report released today by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found adult rates at 35.1 percent in both states. Colorado continued to be the thinnest state at 21.3 percent. ...

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State sees first decline in adolescent obesity in 10 years

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 from 18.1 percent in 2009. ...

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Report: Nearly 70% of state's residents will be obese by 2030

NEW YORK — A group campaigning against obesity predicts that by 2030 more than half the people in 39 states will be obese — not merely overweight, but obese. Mississippi is expected to retain its crown as the fattest state in the nation for at least two more decades. The report predicts 67 percent of that state’s adults will be ...

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How about $250 for every 10 pounds lost?

So, we’re fat. Fattest state in the union. Our politicians are fat. Our news anchors are fat. Our family reunions look like an episode of “The Biggest Loser.” And, yes, I’m trying to lose a few pounds myself! “Fat” has an economic impact. Of all the money we spend on healthcare, nearly 10 percent can be traced back to pure ...

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It’s cheaper to be… fat

Sebelius: Healthy foods too expensive, lifestyles too sedentary Mississippi, by any measure, is the poorest state in the U.S. It’s also the fattest state. Those two dynamics feed off each other, and it’s not hard to discern why. Healthy food, fruits and vegetables and anything grown organically, is expensive. Food loaded in sodium and saturated fats, food that has been ...

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