TITLE

20 States Weigh in with One-Quarter or More Obese

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Nov2007, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article announces the results of a study that shows 50 American states have one-quarter of their population designated as obese. Mississippi leads the nation with more than 30 percent of the people being obese as measured by a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more. Southern people are the heaviest with 6 states topping the list. The leanest citizens are in Colorado followed by Massachusetts, Vermont and Connecticut.
ACCESSION #
27459117

 

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