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Report: Obesity up in Ohio, state is tenth fattest

July 1, 2009
by Amelia Robinson
Dayton Daily News

Maybe Ohioans should spend a little less time in line for fried Ding Dongs and more time on treadmills.

Ohio is the tenth fattest state in the union in terms of adult obesity, according to the "F as in Fat 2009" study released today, July 1, by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The state has packed some pounds since last year. The state was in 17th place in 2008.

Ohio might be fat, but it is not the fattest.

That title goes to Mississippi which tops the list for the fifth year running.

It and three other states - West Virginia, Alabama and Tennessee - have adult obesity rates over 30 percent.

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