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Ohioans have a lot to gain by losing weight -- editorial

July 12, 2009
by Editorial Staff
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

In the modern-day battle of the bulge, Ohio has met the enemy and it is not super-sized colas or salty chips or sugary cookies.

No, it's us.

That's the carry-out news from a recent report from Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Using Centers for Disease Control statistics, the report ranks Ohio as the 10th-fattest state in the nation, with 28.6 percent of adults classified as obese. That ties us with the great (and we mean that literally) state of Arkansas.

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