N.J. residents are thin, but getting fatter

August 19, 2008
by Angela Stewart
New Jersey Star Ledger

When it comes to obesity, New Jersey residents are among the leanest in nation, but growing fatter, according to a new report out today. New Jersey's obesity rate of 22.9 percent gives it a national ranking of 42 out of 50 states. However, this marks the third consecutive year the rate has climbed.... "Despite widespread acknowledgment that obesity is endangering the health of millions of Americans, the country is still failing to respond clearly or comprehensively," said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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