State ranked 2nd in obesity

Weight problem could lead to greater strain on healthcare

July 4, 2009
by Laura Johnson
Alex City Outlook

Alabama, which is always near the top of the list when it comes to being one of the most obese states in the nation, is now vying for the top spot, according to a new report.

That report, published by the Trust in America's Heath and the Robert Wood Foundation, reported that Alabama's obesity rate is the second highest in the nation and that 31.2 percent of the state's adult population is considered obese. Mississippi is the only state ahead of Alabama in the rankings with an obesity rate of 32.5 percent.

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