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It's official: Coloradans remain skinniest in U.S.

August 19, 2008
by Bill Scanlon
Rocky Mountain News

Coloradans are packing on the pounds, but still rank lowest in obesity among the 50 states, according to the fifth annual F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America report. In Colorado, 18.4 percent of adults are obese, which is beyond overweight, marking the second year in a row that that percentage has grown here, the report says. Still, Colorado is the only state in the nation in which less than one in five adults are obese. Not a single state saw a decrease in the percentage of obese adults, according to the report funded by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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