US obesity rate rises

Filed under: Health — Tags: — @ August 25, 2005

Obesity rates in the US have risen once again, this time to rest at a hefty 24.5%. Colorado is the country’s thinnest state with a 16% adult obesity rate. Mississippi wins the prize for being the largest with 29.5% of adult residents being obese.

bq. “We have a crisis of poor nutrition and physical inactivity in the U.S. and it’s time we dealt with it,” said Shelley Hearne, executive director of the [Trust for America's Health] group.

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