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Obesity: Yeah, we're fat, too fat, deadly so

August 31, 2007
by Editorial
Clarion-Ledger

Meeting with The Clarion-Ledger Editorial Board Monday, Interim State Health Officer Dr. Ed Thompson and new Board of Health Chairman Dr. Luke Lampton commented on the issue. Mississippi has seriously ominous numbers in obesity and conditions that often accompany weight issues such as heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. If current trends hold, Mississippi could face enormous increases in the already significant costs of treating ailments caused by the extra poundage.

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