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Report: Ohio is 17th most obese state in America

August 19, 2008
by Misti Crane
Columbus Post Dispatch

In a report bemoaning increasing obesity rates and government policies that do not help matters, the Trust for America's Health today ranked Ohio the 17th most obese state in America. The nonprofit group puts out the F as in Fat report each year in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and relies on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rank the states. Ohio's obesity rate is almost 27 percent.

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