Losing It For Good

September 1, 2009
by Darren Garnick
New Hampshire Magazine

The results of two nationally-respected obesity studies are relatively flattering to New Hampshire. We are officially one of the least rotund states in the U.S.A., ranking 33rd (high numbers are healthier) in the 2009 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey and 39th in the Trust for America's Health report sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Mississippi, Alabama and West Virginia natives are much fatter than Granite Staters in both studies, which produced similar rankings. Tennessee, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Kentucky have more bloated bathing suits than we do, too.

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