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Obesity Rate Is Nearly 25 Percent, Group Says

August 24, 2005
by Donald G. McNeil, Jr.
New York Times

Mississippi is the nation's most overweight state, Colorado is the least, and the Southeastern states generally have more heft than the rest of the country, according to a report released yesterday by a public health advocacy group. Obesity rates have continued to rise steadily across the nation, with the lone exception of Oregon, where they remained steady, the report by the group, the Trust for America's Health, said. State and federal policies have done little to change that trend, the report said.

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